An Academic Question
- Author Barbara Pym, Introduced by Kate Saunders
- Narrator Jilly Bond
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Run Time 4 hours and 48 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Modern and contemporary fiction.
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What to expect
INTRODUCED BY KATE SAUNDERS
‘I’m a huge fan of Barbara Pym’ RICHARD OSMAN
‘My favourite writer . . . I pick up her books with joy’ JILLY COOPER
In a provincial university town, Caro Grimstone, a dissatisfied faculty wife, becomes the unwilling accomplice to her husband Alan’s ambitions. When she volunteers to read to a blind, esteemed anthropologist in a nursing home, Alan seizes the opportunity to steal his papers – research that could both advance his reputation while refuting the findings of a respected colleague. A delightful comedy of manners with a touch of mystery, An Academic Question is prime Barbara Pym territory.
‘She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life’ ANNE TYLER
‘Beneath the gentle surfaces of her novels is a slow-building comedy, salt wit in a saline drip’ NEW YORK TIMES
Beneath the gentle surfaces of her novels is a slow-building comedy, salt wit in a saline dripNEW YORK TIMES
My favourite writer . . . I pick up her books with joyJILLY COOPER
She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday lifeANNE TYLER
I am a huge fan of Barbara PymRICHARD OSMAN
A splendid humorous writerJohn Betjeman
A modern Jane AustenAlexander McCall Smith
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