Thursday, November 10

Reading

I shall make jelly," she said, "and keep some on a dish here--  they smell so delicious."  She sighed, not wanting to add that they reminded her of her childhood home in case Mark should be hurt.  In these less gracious surroundings she had tried to recapture the atmosphere of her mother's house with bowls of quinces, the fragrance of well-polished furniture, and the special Earl Grey tea, but she often realized how different it really was"

Barbara Pym

3 comments:

elizabeth said...

oh, this is so lovely. I do need to read this author!!! (and I just checked, my library actually HAS THIS BOOK!!! this is sadly astounding....! )

ann lynagh said...

"Quartet in Autumn",my favourite Pym!recommend highly

Ann Marie

Maria said...

Barbara Pym and Miss Read are two of my favorite authors.

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