The Sweet Dove Died by Barbara Pym
'Barbara Pym is one of my most favourite novelists. Few other writers have given me more laughter and more pleasure.' Jilly Cooper
Between the amorous antique dealer Humphrey and his good-looking nephew James glides the magnificent Leonora, delicate as porcelain, cool as ice. Can she keep James in her thrall? Or will he be taken from her by a lover, like Phoebe . . . or Ned, the wicked American?
'A highly distinctive and - ultimately - charitable novel' Financial Times
'Her Characters are all meticulously impaled on the delicate pins of a wit that is as scrupulous as it is deadly' Observer
'A coldly funny book' Sunday Telegraph
'Highly distinctive . . . the critics who have recently insisted on Miss Pym's too long neglected gifts have not been wrong' Financial Times