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An Excellent Woman

A Celebration of Barbara Pym

With Louis de Bernières

Tickets for A Celebration of Barbara Pym at Portico Library

To celebrate the centenary of Barbara Pym’s birth, MLF will be hosting an evening event at The Portico Library. Speaking at the event will be Louis de Bernières, the acclaimed author of Birds Without Wings and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. An admirer of Pym’s novels for many years, he has written the introduction to the new Virago edition of Crampton Hodnet which he describes as ‘funny, poignant, observant and truthful.’ Also speaking will be Virago Modern Classics editor, Donna Coonan and novelist and critic, Paul Binding who has written the introduction to No Fond Return of Love. There will also be a dramatised reading of a previously unpublished Pym short story, A Sister’s Love, adapted by Pym archivist, Yvonne Cocking. This event is sponsored by Weightmans (weightmans.com).

Includes interval refreshments. Suitable for ages 14+.

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