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.
A Very Private Eye: An Autobiography in Diaries and Lettersby Barbara Pym, Walton, Hazel Holt (Editor), Hilary Holt (Editor)
In No Fond Return of Love, Pym introduces Dulcie Mainwaring, one of those seemingly selfless women who always help others and never look out for themselves, especially in matters of love. When Dulcie's young niece becomes the object of absentminded Professor Aylwin Forbes's amorous designs, Dulcie whisks away her friend Viola who has her own designs on the professor to the seaside in Taviscombe to discover the hidden secrets of the Forbes clan and a mysterious castle on the hill.
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