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Some tame gazelle: a novel

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Barbara Pym is a master at capturing the subtle mayhem that takes place in the apparent quiet of the English countryside. SOME TAME GAZELLE, first published in Britain nearly 50 years ago, was the first of Pym's nine novels, all being reprinted by Mayer Bell. In the fictional village of Some Tame Gazelle, spinsters, clerics, and eccentrics are the order of the day. Fifty-something sisters Harriet and Belinda Bede live a comfortable, settled existence. Belinda, the quieter of the pair, has for years been secretly in love with the town's pompous (and married) archdeacon, whose odd sermons leave members of his flock in muddled confusion. Harriet, meanwhile, a bubbly extrovert, fends off proposal after proposal of marriage. The arrival of Mr Mold and Bishop Grote disturb the peace of the village and leave the sisters wondering if they'll ever return to the order of their daily routines.
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Grouped Work ID 10914d2a-6b4b-98b0-7b76-562fa8d90deb
Grouping Title some tame gazelle
Grouping Author pym barbara
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-11 04:20:48AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-23 04:44:21AM

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display_description Barbara Pym's first novel offers a self-assured slice of village life as it takes us into the lives of two sisters living in post-World War II England Belinda and Harriet Bede live together in a small English village. Shy, sensible Belinda has been secretly in love with Henry Hoccleve-the poetry-spouting, married archdeacon of their church-for thirty years. Belinda's much more confident, forthright younger sister Harriet, meanwhile, is ardently pursued by Count Ricardo Bianco. Although she has turned down every marriageable man who proposes, Harriet still welcomes any new curate with dinner parties and flirtatious conversation. And one of the newest arrivals, the reverend Edgar Donne, has everyone talking. A warm, affectionate depiction of a postwar English village, Some Tame Gazelle perfectly captures the quotidian details that make up everyday life. With its vibrant supporting cast, it's also a poignant story of unrequited love.
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subject_facet Clergy -- Fiction, Country life -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Middle-aged women -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
title_display Some tame gazelle
title_full Some tame gazelle / Barbara Pym, Some tame gazelle : a novel [electronic resource] / Barbara Pym
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