Tag: Barbara Pym

Anita Brookner

On Her Own: Spinsters and Women Who Write about Them

Apparently Greta Garbo never actually said, “I want to be alone.” Except as a line in the movie Grand Hotel. But she was. At least alone in the way that society defines women who don’t marry as being “alone.” I’ve ...
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Barbara Pym

How to Get Rich When You Aren’t Even Trying… But Are…Like… Sitting Reading a Book

Oh, I do apologize for the “click-bait” title. Oh course, I did not mean getting rich in the usual sense of the word. Not big piles of money rich, or huge killing on the stock market kind of rich. Not even enormous ...
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Anita Brookner

In Praise of Gentle Reading

Gentle reading can cure what ails me sometimes. Quiet, lovely books that make everyday life seem interesting, and hopeful.
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