An Unsuitable Attachment

An Unsuitable Attachment

Book - 2008
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The wonderful thing about Barbara Pym is her ability to take believable characters and have them do such queer things in such a delightful way. Her legacy of seeing slightly askew gave John Updike, Anita Brookner and a whole raft of writers the courage to carry on. AN UNSUITABLE ATTACHMENT is set in a parish outside of London. There the novel's unattached characters work out a confusing web of matchmaking and forming attachments. A new eligible bachelor in the neighborhood, Rupert Stonebird, finds himself choosing between two very different women. ]] Sophie, the wife of the Vicar of St. Basil, becomes determined to match her sister Penelope with Rubert, a plan that would seem to work well until a graceful and quite suitable Iantha Broome also becomes a member of the community. As Rupert grapples with courting either Penelope or Iantha, Iantha finds herself with two more suitors. This elegant novel will keep readers enthralled as unsuitable and suitable attachments unfold An Unsuitable Attachment is such a book. Set in a parish outside of London, The novels unattached characters work out a confusing web of matchmaking and forming relationships. A new eligible bachelor in the neighborhood, Rupert Stonebird, finds himself choosing between two very different women.
Publisher: Kingston, Rhode Island : Moyer Bell, 2008.
Copyright Date: ©1982
ISBN: 9781559213547
Branch Call Number: PYM
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 22 cm

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Pymm does not have the emotional maturity or world experience to write about the topic of lonliness and need for attachment. She falls a bit short of the mark in this novel but it is still a fascinating story of women choosing husbands or being chose by men, suitable or otherwise. And men were scarce after WWII, so it brings more pathos to the chase.

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May 05, 2011

Soert of OK - second book of her's I tried. Guess she's not my style

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