Monday Book Recommendation – Jane and Prudence

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Author: Barbara Pym
Publication Date: September 1, 1999

Synopsis: If Jane Cleveland and Prudence Bates seem an unlikely pair to be walking together at an Oxford reunion, neither of them are aware of it. They couldn’t be more different: Jane is a rather incompetent vicar’s wife, who always looks as if she is about to feed the chickens, while Prudence, a pristine hothouse flower, has the most unsuitable affairs. With the move to a rural parish, Jane is determined to find her friend the perfect man. She learns, that matchmaking has as many pitfalls as housewifery…

Review:  Until I was looking for a book to recommend for today’s post I hadn’t heard of this book, but it sounds like something I’d like to read.  I found this article “10 Must-Reads for Die-Hard Jane Austen Fans” and they write:

Hailed by the New York Times as one of the most underrated authors, Pym’s work reminds us all that “life is full of mild, durable disappointments [and] it can even be funny.”

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