Friday, April 15, 2011

Quote of the Week: Jane and Prudence

"Oh, but it was splendid the things women were doing for men all the time, thought Jane.  Making them feel, perhaps sometimes by no more than a casual glance, that they were loved and admired and desired when they were worthy of none of these things - enabling them to preen themselves and puff out their plumage like birds and bask in the sunshine of love, real or imagined, it didn't matter which."

Jane and Prudence
by Barbara Pym
page 76


Reading a Barbara Pym novel is the perfect reward after a long, hard day.

13 comments:

  1. A shop owner in Stratford told me his mother thought a Barbara Pym novel was like a cosy brown sweater. Love the quote!

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  2. I need to read more Barbara Pym. Curse my enormous TBR list!

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  3. So delightful! I love that book, and BP. Very pleased you posted this quote. I'm smilin'

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  4. Oh, I went through a Pym faze a while ago and great fun it was. Thanks for the quote!

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  5. I'm hoping to read a Barbara Pym book this year. I have Excellent Women on reserve at the library. I love the quote.

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  6. I know I am shallow, but I love the cover!

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  7. Darlene - What a perfect comparison!

    Karen K. - Oh, I know... my tbr list is out of control.

    Nan - So happy to make you smile today. Pym books are just so cozy!

    DS - And I'm beginning a Pym phase ;-)

    Margot - I really loved Excellent Women. That's a great place to start.

    Viv - You're not alone... a pretty cover always grabs my attention, too!

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  8. I'm so going to treat myself to one of her books someday!

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  9. Staci - Hope you come across one of her books soon!

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  10. I should try this author soon. I do own (1) of her books...love the quote JoAnn

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  11. Diane - Her books are cozy and comfortable. If you're in that mood, there's nothing better.

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  12. I haven't read any Pym yet - love the quote though.

    I have No Fond Return of Love sitting on the shelf - I really should take it out.

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  13. anothercookie - Pym seems to be a very cozy author, so choose your reading time to fit that mood. Will be curious to hear what you think of her.

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