Tag: Barbara Pym

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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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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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In Praise of Gentle Reading

Yesterday I had a lovely Pym-ish morning. Hubby was out power walking in the cold wind. But I was lolling on the sofa in our sun room, cup of tea at my elbow, gazing out the window at the sun …

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