London: Macmillan London Limited, 1978. First U.K. Edition (presumed), First Printing. Hardcover. Rare. Used - Fine. Turquoise cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Clean, unmarked, tight. Some toning from age. Corners sharp. 13 x 20.5 cm. 208 pp. / Very Good/Fine. Very little wear. Some toning on the inside. Protective mylar cover applied. Item #12645
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?
About Barbara Pym:
A writer from the age of sixteen, Barbara Pym has been acclaimed as ‘the most underrated writer of the century’ (Philip Larkin). Pym’s substantial reputation evolved through the publication of six novels from 1950 to 1961, then resumed in 1977 with the publication of Quartet in Autumn and three other novels. She died in 1980.