Barbara Pym

Barbara Pym

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Barbara Mary Crampton Pym was an English novelist. Pym was born in Oswestry, Shropshire. She was privately educated at Queen's Park School, a girls' school in Oswestry and from the age of twelve attended Huyton College, near Liverpool. After studying English at St Hilda's College, Oxford, she served in the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War II. After some years of submitting stories to women's magazines, her first novel, Some Tame Gazelle, was published by Jonathan Cape in 1950. Pym's literary career is made particularly noteworthy by the long hiatus between 1963 and 1977, when, despite early success and continuing popularity, she was unable to find a publisher for her richly comic novels. The turning point for Pym came with an influential article in the Times Literary Supplement in which two prominent names, Lord David Cecil and Philip Larkin, nominated her as the most underrated writer of the century
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136764008
  • 9786136764009