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An Academic Question Yearning for some excitement and looking after her husband s best interest, of course Caroline Grimstone steals her dying friend s memoirs, setting in motion a series of academic and amorous rivalries that throw a placid college community into a hilariously muddled uproar. Free Download [ An Academic Question ] author [ Barbara Pym ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. For me, every Barbara Pym book starts with 5 stars This is not my favorite Pym, but still delightful.

  2. This was edited together from two of her drafts, and Pym apparently never considered it ready for publication It should have stayed buried, as it is the worst Pym I have ever read What sets Pym, like Austen, apart from her contemporaries is not just the razor sharp social commentary and witty phrasing, but also the underlying sympathy Even when she has torn a hole through hypocrisies, there is still an understanding of how those betrayals came about This story has found many clever ways to This was edited together from two of her drafts, ...

  3. I have heard nothing but adoration and praise for Barbara Pym, and every time I came across one of the novels, I would pick them up without any real hesitation I want to preface this by saying that this hasn t soured my view of Pym or put me off reading anyof her work I think I just chose the wrong book to start with Out of the three books I own of hers, An Academic Question seemed the most interesting to me A bored, unhappy faculty wife begins reading to a blind, elderly anthropologis I have heard nothing but adoration and praise for Barbara Pym, and every time I came across one of the novels, I would pick them up without any real hesitation I want to preface this by saying that this hasn t soured my view of Pym or put me off reading anyof her work I think I just chose the wrong book to start with Out of the three books I own of hers, An Academic Question seemed the most interesting to me A bored, unhappy faculty wife begins reading to a blind, elderly anthropologist in a nursing home, and her husband uses this to steal his very secret papers research that can advance his reputation as well as dispute the work of a fellow colleague who he is in competition with.I was hooked by this blurb...

  4. Written mainly in the early 1970 s An Academic Question was put together posthumously by Barbara Pym s biographer and friend Hazel Holt Maybe because of the way it was essentially compiled by someone else from Barbara Pym s drafts and notes the novel has a very different feel to it The novel has a light, bright freshness to it and I actually enjoyed it a lot but it is possibly the least Pymish of her novels Certainly this novel isrooted in academia than the Anglican Church, where Written mainly in the early 1970 s An Academic Question was put together posthumously by Barbara Pym s biographer and friend Hazel Holt Maybe because of the way it was essentially compiled by someone else from Barbara Pym s drafts and notes the novel has a very different feel to it The novel has a light, bright freshness to it and I actually enjoyed it a lot but it is possibly the least Pymish of her novels Certainly this novel isrooted in academia than the Anglican Church, where so many others books are rooted, set among the various inhabitants of a small unnamed University town although I felt it must be Bath Just as our green Triumph Herald was no longer...

  5. This book was humorous and poked fun at the world of academia a little bit It felt different than Pym s other books since the main character was younger, cynical, and not involved with the church I liked this one and am really coming to enjoy Pym s work.

  6. 3.5 stars

  7. Chance put this little book into my hands, and I m very glad it did Barbara Pym was a fantastic writer clever, amusing, satirical, witty She s been likened to Jane Austen, and I can see why She writes about all the little moments in life and manages to make them fascinating An Academic Question is my first venture into Pym s world, and I am quite impressed by the power of her writing, her ability to say so much in so few words, and her ability to create a completely claustrophobic atmosp Chance put this little book into my hands, and I m very glad it did Barbara Pym was a fantastic writer clever, amusing, satirical, witty She s been likened to Jane Austen, and I can see why She writes about all the little moments in life and manages to make them fascinating An Academic Question is my first venture into Pym s world, and I am quite impressed by the power of her writing, her ability to say so much in so few words, and her ability to create a completely claustrophobic atmosphere This book is about British academics, but it s a different sort of academic world than the one I learned about in the lat...

  8. AN ACADEMIC QUESTION 1986 Barbara PymMostly written during 1970 during her exclusion from the publishing world, Ms Pym put this aside to work on Quartet in Autumn The novel itself was put together after Ms Pym s death by her friend and scholar, Hazel Holt, using two different drafts and a handwritten version The result is still a wonderful novel, although it does not consist of Pym s usual comedy of manners themes...

  9. This last Pym was published posthumously, two different manuscripts edited and combined by Hazel Holt The story is set in 1970 in the academic world of a modern university that was formerly a technical college Caroline Caro Grimstone is the wife of a lecturer and her life seems aimless She s a university graduate but not employed and even the domestic duties and care of the couple s four year old daughter are mainly relegated to the Swedish au pair She is treated with a condescending attit This last Pym was published posthumously, two different manuscripts edited and combined by Hazel Holt The story is set in 1970 in the academic world of a modern university that was formerly a technical college Caroline Caro Grimstone is the wife of a lecture...

  10. Read for a book club Parts of this book I really enjoyed, but then it just kind of endedThere is some academic one upping going on and professors are trying to outdo each other with their manuscripts sometimes referenced with material that has come by devious means Caro is one bored housewife who tries to please her unfaithful husband and has a nanny to raise her daughter She gets a part time job in the university library and reads to a retired scho...