The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym.
The first biography of Pym [1913-1980] to make full use of archives of letters, diaries, notes, and stories that the author wrote throughout her life. Her friend Philip Larkin called her the Jane Austen of her time, as she chronicled the world she knew in her novels while revealing universal human character. With endnotes, index, and sections of photos. A very full and enjoyable 686 pages. William Collins. 2021. Hb, Dj. NEW. $25.00