In a provincial university town Caro Grimstone, a dissatisfied faculty wife, becomes the unwilling accomplice to her husband Alan's ambitions.
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When she volunteers as a reader to a blind, esteemed anthropologist, Alan seizes the opportunity to steal his papers - research that could both advance his reputation while refuting the findings of a respected colleague. Read more Read less. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A Very Private Eye. See all Product description.
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You love her or you hate her--she was an original and her world is quickly disappearing. That may not be an altogether bad thing, but I still feel nostalgic for the slower, less informed world of the midth century when I read her books. Always good to read anything by Barbara Pym, especially something previously unknown, but the stories show they are early works that lack her usual style and panache.
Barbara Pym is one of my very favorite authors, and this was the only work of hers I had not yet read. Although the spy story was a bit clunky, all the rest was a great pleasure to read, particularly when encountering characters from other stories or novels. Like Jane Austen, to whom Pym is so often compared, the only disappointment arises from the fact that there is no more to read.
I've probably read each Pym novel at least three times, and in some cases even more than that. An insightful, comforting, and enjoyable read. Get to Know Us. Not Enabled Word Wise: Enabled Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item?