It looks like Gentle Reader and I have been on the same page lately as she recently had a great post on Jane and Prudence which I just finished this week as well. I enjoyed this book so much because I felt like I had walked into the lives of people I knew. And, yes, I would go so far and say I could feel some affinity with Prudence as I was a singleton in my late 20s whereas most of my friends were already married.
If you want to hear more of my thoughts on the book check out my review. I’m looking forward to reading more of Barbara Pym, and if her other books are like this one then I know I won’t be disappointed at all.
But you know what’s funny? I went to Literaturemap, which shows you a connection between authors, and I wanted to see who else would come up when I selected Barbara Pym. Some of the authors the search turned up I had heard of such as Elizabeth Taylor and Anita Brookner. I need to remember to move then up on my list. Some new ones to me were Joan Barfoot and Mollie Panter-Downes, which means I will be doing research on them.
But the one name that stood out that made me laugh was Dorothy L. Sayers. Here I was just the other day saying I wasn’t such a fan. I guess I will have to read another of her books and see if I don’t change my mind. After all Literaturemap said I’d like her too. Heh.