So many fun things going on today. Here is a recap of all the Pym posts that have popped up over the past two days. If I missed yours please leave a comment or email me at onmyporch [at] hotmail [dot] come.
Amanda at Fig and Thistle describes getting over her own cool self and letting Pym into her life.
Audrey at Books as Food mentions the restorative/healing power of a Pym novel and she gives us lots of wonderful background behind the writing of Some Tame Gazelle before she comments on her own experience with the novel.
MarysLibrary introduces us to Pym and mentions a Yahoo literature group (a spin-off of a Trollope group!) that has been focusing on Pym.
Leticia at Spectrum of Perspectives paints a lovely picture of her friendship with Barbara Pym.
Claire the Captive Reader shows us a fantastic 1990s cover for Quartet in Autumn, that looks like it could have been a presentation board for a 1970s campaign to raise funds for a new library.
Lyn at I Prefer Reading provides links to three of her reviews (Excellent Women, Jane and Prudence, and Less than Angels), but she also mentions listening to Pym books…tell us more about that, Lyn.
Harriet Devine posts a review of Jane and Prudence.
Anna van Gelderen spreads the Pym gospel to the Netherlands and other parts of the Dutch-speaking world.
Alex in Leeds writes about her first date with Pym and Some Tame Gazelle.
Elecrtric Witch declares The Sweet Dove Died as “THE greatest camp work in history”.
Frances at Nonsuch Book reviews Jane and Prudence.
Heavenali gives us her thougths on No Fond Return of Love.
Amanda and her kids bake up a birthday treat for Barbara.
Pym sends Hayley at Desparate Reader to church.
Valerie buys all Pym’s e-books in one fell swoop.
There was a wonderful piece in The Awl on Pym’s centenary.
A nice, if a bit shallow, shout out in The Guardian.
Open Road Media have done a mini video documentary on Pym’s centenary.
Philip Hensher toasts Barbara Pym in The Telegraph.
Raina Lipsitz write about Patron Saint of Quiet Lives at Ploughshares.
orna B Raz writes that archival material suggests that Pym was a Nazi sympathizer. (Yikes.)
Here, the same orna B Raz explains why she Pym is worth writing about.