Excellent Women

  • by Barbara Pym
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Gerry Halligan
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, 'capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble sales, the garden fete spoilt by bad weather'. As such, she often gets herself embroiled in other people's lives - especially those of her glamorous new neighbours, the Napiers, whose marriage seems to be on the rocks.
One cannot take sides in these matters, though it is tricky, especially as Mildred, teetering on the edge of spinsterhood, has a soft spot for dashing young Rockingham Napier. This is Barbara Pym's world at its funniest and most touching.


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Sophisticated listening

If you like Jane Austen, you might like Barbara Pym. Pym is brilliant and, as I've said before, even better to listen to than to read. Audible, please release all her novels on your service.
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- Edmund Doogue

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-07-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK