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Some Tame Gazelle Barbara Pym Is A Master At Capturing The Subtle Mayhem That Takes Place In The Apparent Quiet Of The English Countryside Fifty Something Sisters Harriet And Belinda Bede Live A Comfortable, Settled Existence Belinda, The Quieter Of The Pair, Has For Years Been Secretly In Love With The Town S Pompous And Married Archdeacon, Whose Odd Sermons Leave Members Of His Flock In Muddled Confusion Harriet, Meanwhile, A Bubbly Extrovert, Fends Off Proposal After Proposal Of Marriage The Arrival Of Mr Mold And Bishop Grote Disturb The Peace Of The Village And Leave The Sisters Wondering If They Ll Ever Return To The Order Of Their Daily Routines Some Tame Gazelle, First Published In Britain Nearly 50 Years Ago, Was The First Of Pym S Nine Novels.

!!> Ebook ➦ Some Tame Gazelle  ➧ Author Barbara Pym – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 322 pages
  • Some Tame Gazelle
  • Barbara Pym
  • English
  • 19 August 2018
  • 1559212640

10 thoughts on “Some Tame Gazelle


  1. says:

    3.5 starsMy first novel by Barbara Pym and this is her first novel, published in 1950, but started before the war and the setting feels pre war as well The title comes from a poem by Thomas Haynes Bayly Some Tame Gazelle, or some gentle dove Something to love, oh something to love The premise is a simple one and the novel is based on Pym and her sister Pym started it in her 20s and imagined herself and her sister in their 50s, unmarried and living together Belinda and Harriet Bede are sister 3.5 starsMy first novel by Barbara Pym and this is her first novel, published in 1950, but started before the war and the setting feels pre war as well The title comes from a poem by Thomas Haynes Bayly Some Tame Gazelle, or some gentle dove Something to love, oh something to love The premise is a simple one and the novel is based on Pym and her sister Pym started it in her 20s and imagined herself and her sister in their 50s, unmarried and living together Belinda and Harriet Bede are sisters in their early 50s living together in an English village It is worth noting that this novel is very English, centering on the Church of England in a rural village and nothing much happens There is plenty of irony and satire and Pym is a very astute observer Both sisters are very much preoccupied with the ...


  2. says:

    In the middle of the 1930s, not long after she came down from Oxford, the young Barbara Pym wrote her first novel She borrowed a title from Thomas Haynes BayleySome tame gazelle, or some gentle dove Something to love, oh, something to loveIts significance wasn t clear to me at first, but as I read understood.And then Barbara Pym imagined how she and her sister might be, thirty years in the future She creates that world, perfect in every detail, a future built on the world she knew that wo In the middle of the 1930s, not long after she came down from Oxford, the young Barbara Pym wrote her first novel She borrowed a title from Thomas ...


  3. says:

    Rereading Barbara Pym periodically is enlightening When I first encountered her books I thought they were somewhat amusing but not in the least profound As I grow older I recognize how perceptive her depiction is of unmarried middle aged women whose lives have constricted to the daily round and the common task with its small pleasures and pains.Pym was born in 1913 and was 37 when Some Tame Gazelle was published in 1950, but she showed a remarkable sensitivity to women in their 50s, spinsters, Rereading Barbara Pym periodically is enlightening When I first encountered her books I thought they were somewhat amusing but not in the least profound As I grow older I recognize how perceptive her depiction is of unmarried middle aged women whose lives have constricted to the daily round and the common task with its small pleasures and pains.Pym was born in 1913 and was 37 when Some Tame Gazelle was published in 1950, but she showed a remarkable sensitivity to women in their 50s, spinsters, old maids and in this as in many of her books, the odd women, those whose men, the men they would have married, were killed in the First World War Later in her life Pym and her sister lived together in a cottage in a small village as the sisters Belinda and Harriet Bede do in this novel.The title comes from an obscure early 19th century poet, Thomas Haynes Bayly,Some tame gazelle, or some gentle dove Something to love, oh, something to love Belinda, through wh...


  4. says:

    The older I get, theseriously I take Barbara Pym Reading this book it strikes me that what she writes is very funny, and also very sad Reading this after Cranford brings out parallels as well, and some anger anger about how we treat Barbara Pym and her sort of book, anger than no one in her books would ever express The women in these books are so easy to dismiss as trivial, and obsessed with trivialities is the local church service too high, will I be disgraced at the jumble sale, i The older I get, theseriously I take Barbara Pym Reading this book it strikes me that what she writes is very funny, and also very sad Reading this after Cranford brings out parallels as well, and some anger anger about how we treat Barbara Pym and her sort of book, anger than no one in her books would ever express The women in these books are so easy to dismiss as trivial, and obsessed with trivialities is the local church service too high, will I be disgraced at the jumble sale, is my crush on the vicar too embarrassingly obvious But are these not genuine concerns for the people that live them Why is it lyrical and lovely to contemplate once again one s New York neighborhood, and yet ridiculous to be, literall...


  5. says:

    A Barbara Pym novel for me is the greatest of guilty pleasures Though this is not my favorite of her novels, it was a wonderful reminder of all the reasons that I adore her The story of two spinster sisters in a tiny township in England, where the most exciting news is the arrival of a new curate for the church, should not be page turning reading But, I will tell you that no one is better at developing the simple lives of wonderfully complex people like Barbara Pym I hesitate to compare her A Barbara Pym novel for me is the greatest of guilty pleasures Though this is not my favorite of her novels, it was a wonderful reminder of all the reasons that I adore her The story of two spinster sisters in a tiny township in England, where the most exciting news is the arrival of a new curate for the church, should not be page turning reading But, I will tell you that no one is better at developing the simple lives of wonderfully complex people like Barbara Pym I hesitate to compare her to Jane Austen, as all critics do, but both of them have a way of making every day life seem so enthralling.The lives of Harriet and Belinda may not excite many Tea and Church tend to dictate almost all decisions But I find that in this simple life, one can best ...


  6. says:

    Barbara Pym started writing this, her first novel, in her twenties Basing the characters on herself and her sister and friends, she placed them, middle aged, in a parochial setting in the countryside Sisters Belinda Pym and Harriet Pym s sister Hilary are confirmed spinsters sharing a house and a life filled with gardening, church activities and endless speculation about other people s comings and goings Belinda carries a torch for the Archdeacon, who is unhappily married to prickly Agath Barbara Pym started writing this, her first novel, in her twenties Basing the characters on herself and her sister and friends, she placed them, middle aged, in a parochial setting in the countryside Sisters Belinda Pym and Harriet Pym s sister Hilary are confirmed spinsters sharing a house and a life filled with gardening, church activities and endless speculation about other people s comings and goings Belinda carries a torch for the Archdeacon, who is unhappily married to prickly Agatha, while Harriet regularly turns down proposals from a sweet Italian count Agatha s departure to a German spa, and the arrival of a famous librarian back then, famous librarians walked the earth and a bishop from Africa shake things up There is so much for Belinda to worry about her inappropriate attachment to the Archdeacon who is as arrogant as real life Henry , the risk o...


  7. says:

    I really enjoy Barbara Pym s quiet, peppery humor I wish she were better known I thoroughly approve of the way this book ends.


  8. says:

    I first read Barbara Pym 30 years ago I devoured all her works But over time, I d forgotten exactly how much and why I loved her.The phrase some tame gazelle is quoted at the beginning of the book It refers to having some, any in fact, object for one s love We all need something or someone to love It s a deep part of being human.Belinda and Harriet Bede are two middle aged spinsters not a word one hears much any who live in a small English village They are active in the local ch I first read Barbara Pym 30 years ago I devoured all her works But over time, I d forgotten exactly how much and why I loved her.The phrase some tame gazelle is quoted at the beginning of the book It refers to having some, any in fact, object for one s love We all need something or someone to love It s a deep part of being human.Belinda and Harriet Bede are two middle aged spinsters not a word one hears much any who live in a small English village They are active in the local church Since her college years, Belinda has been in love with the man who is now the archdeacon of her church Harriet has an Italian suitor who proposes marriage to her every few months Both women are happy in their lives, despite occasional bouts of wistfulness Harriet occu...


  9. says:

    Some tame gazelle, or some gentle dove Something to love, oh, something to loveThomas Haynes BaylyTwo reasonably content spinster sisters live together in a small town Harriet dotes on young curates, having them over for meals and taking them presents, while our ...


  10. says:

    From the opening line of this novel you are safely and deliciously in Pym Country writes Mavis Cheek in her introduction That s exactly where I ve been during this read.

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