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    DescriptionFormidable Miss Doggett fills her life by giving tea parties to young academics and acting as watchdog of the morals of North Oxford. Anthea, her great-niece, is in love with a dashing upper-class undergraduate with political ambitions. Of this, Miss Doggett thoroughly approves. Anthea's father, however, an Oxford don, is tired of his marriage and carrying on in the most unseemly fashion with his student Barbara Bird - they have been spotted together at the British Museum! Miss Doggett isn't aware, though, that under her very own roof the lodging curate has proposed to her paid companion Miss Morrow. She wouldn't approve of that at all.


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    Title
    Crampton Hodnet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Pym, Introduction by Louis de Bernieres
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844087211
    ISBN 10: 1844087212
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    DC23: 823.914
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    02 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Barbara Pym (1913-80) was born in Shropshire and educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. When in 1977 the TLS asked critics to name the most underrated authors of the past 75 years, only one was named twice (by Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil): Barbara Pym. Her novels are characterised by what Anne Tyler has called 'the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life'.
    Review quote
    An entertainment that is funny, poignant, observant and truthful -- Louis de Bernieres Pym at her absolute funniest. Daily Mail The rare charm of Crampton Hodnet is in the glimpse it offers of Pym's imagination as it pauses for a moment in perfect understanding of a character. That sympathy stretches beyond the horizon of comedy Time