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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...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452269194
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1992
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Pym, who died on January 11, 1980, spent the last few years of her life in an Oxfordshire village, sharing a small cottage with her sister. In 1977, after sixteen years in the wilderness she published QUARTET IN AUTUMN. It was treated as a major literary event, as was her next novel, THE SWEET DOVE DIED.
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    Posted November 15, 2014

    Vinelaa

    The silvery hazel lioness walked in almost silently, her grey eyes taking in every lion around her. She sat down in the midst of them curiously.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Fenne

    [ And? This OC has been around far longer than yours has. ]

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    Posted November 16, 2014

    Luna

    [ Fine. But I am not changing my lion(ess)'s pelt color. ] I watch everyone.

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    Posted November 19, 2014

    Rifzi

    I will

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    Posted November 17, 2014

    Balfyre

    He smiles at lusa and tears into the carcus. His black mane billows in his face.

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    Posted November 16, 2014

    Nhamo

    She walks in, dragging in a gazelle

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    Posted November 18, 2014

    Lusa

    "Who would like to hunt with me?" She asked gaze directed yowards Rifzi.

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