A Glass of Blessings

A Glass of Blessings

by Barbara Pym
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A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

Well dressed and looked after, Wilmet is married to Rodney, a handsome army Major, working nine thirty to six at the Ministry. Wilmet's interest wanders to the nearby Anglo-Catholic church, where at last she can neglect her comfortable household in the company of three priests and Piers Longridge.

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ISBN-13: 9780525485124
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/15/1989
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Barbara Pym (1913–1980) was a bestselling and award-winning English novelist. Her first book, Some Tame Gazelle (1950), launched her career as a writer beloved for her social comedies of class and manners. Pym is the only author to be named twice in a Times Literary Supplement list of “the most underrated novelists of the century.” She produced thirteen novels, the last three published posthumously. Her 1977 novel Quartet in Autumn was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.      

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Glass of Blessings: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barbara Pym is the mid 20th century Jane Austen; she wrote only a handful of books but I treasure each one of them.  Her gentle irony, combined with memorable characters,  make all her books worth reading over and over.  And over.  I envy the person reading her for the first time. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're interested in knowing what life was like for a somewhat snobbish 1950s english housewife then you might like this book. Her life was pretty boring. Which is why she sought the company of the arrogant brother of a friend. The book was very slow and somewhat boring also. But it's the kind of book I like to read when I need to do things other than read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the description you see the word "boring" to describe the main character's life. It is. It is also boring to read about and after 50 pages I am done. There is nothing about Wilmet that makes her interesting or even someone I would care to get to know better. Overall, characters that are one dimensional, a plot that is slow, and a "boring" main character. Waste of time.
anita60 More than 1 year ago
This book started out interesting enough, at least character speaking, but as I got further into it, I felt like I was waiting for something to happen to the lead character because the book led you to believe that was where things were heading. Instead, it led to the opposite, the minor players were having life happen to them, but not the lead.The ending was dull, and I felt somehow cheated by it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago