Barbara Pym: A Passionate Force


Outstanding Formative Assessment: Culture and Practice

By: Ann Allestree
May 2015
Book Guild
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781910298510
158 Pages
$36.50 Hardcover


In 1977, Barbara Pym was mentioned twice by both Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil in a Times Literary Supplement survey of the most underrated writers of the century, leading to a rediscovery of her life and works that has continued to this day. Her reputation as a wry satirist has grown steadily, and she was widelycelebrated in the national press in 2013, her centenary year. Just after what would have been her 100th birthday, all her books remain in print and are now glowingly received and well-loved. Following in the great English literary footstpes of Austen and EF Benson, Barbara Pym achieves that rare thing in making the lives of the small and ordinary endearing and wryly amusing