Barbara Pym: A Glass of Blessings (1980) 5 stars

Barbara Pym’s early novel takes us into 1950s England, as seen through the funny, engaging, …

Tender and funny

5 stars

My chronological reading of Pym continues to pay off. I loved this one. Less mockery and cringe, more wistful and generous. Despite Wilmet being the center (or maybe because) it really feels like a study of men and the roles open for them.