Some Tame Gazelle

Some Tame Gazelle

by Barbara Pym


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Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym

A novel of two sisters in postwar England that lets you “step into the Jane Austen–like lives of Harriet and Belinda Bede” ( The Christian Science Monitor ).

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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480408098
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 345,759
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(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.      


·       Readers of twentieth-century literary fiction
·       Fans of English domestic dramas
·       Jane Austen fans looking for more contemporary reads

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Some Tame Gazelle 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author dud not die of old age. She died of boredom for writing this book.
catmama3 More than 1 year ago
The reviews listed have nothing to do with the book. However, the book is very good. Barbara Pym is a delightful author and writes of life in small Engish villages.