The Sweet Dove Died

Barbara Pym

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28 March 2013
9781447238447
180 pages
Synopsis

Between the amorous antique dealer Humphrey and his good-looking nephew James glides the magnificent Leonora, delicate as porcelain, cool as ice. Can she keep James in her thrall? Or will he be taken from her by a lover, like Phoebe . . . or Ned, the wicked American?

'A highly distinctive and - ultimately - charitable novel' Financial Times

'Faultless' Guardian

'Her Characters are all meticulously impaled on the delicate pins of a wit that is as scrupulous as it is deadly' Observer

'A coldly funny book' Sunday Telegraph

'Highly distinctive . . . the critics who have recently insisted on Miss Pym's too long neglected gifts have not been wrong' Financial Times