Excellent Women

Excellent Women - Virago Modern Classics

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Paperback (03 Sep 2009) | English

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Synopsis

'One of the most endearingly amusing English novels of the twentieth century' Alexander McCall Smith


Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, 'capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble sales, the garden fete spoilt by bad weather'.


As such, she often gets herself embroiled in other people's lives - especially those of her glamorous new neighbours, the Napiers, whose marriage seems to be on the rocks. One cannot take sides in these matters, though it is tricky, especially as Mildred, teetering on the edge of spinsterhood, has a soft spot for dashing young Rockingham Napier.


This is Barbara Pym's world at its funniest and most touching.

'I pick up her books with joy, as though I were meeting an old, dear friend who comforts me, extends my vision and makes me roar with laughter' Jilly Cooper

About the Publisher

Virago

Virago

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9781844084517
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 9563
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 240g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 20mm