An Academic Question

An Academic Question

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A delightful comedy of manners with a touch of mystery, An Academic Question is prime Barbara Pym territory. In a provincial university town Caro Grimstone, a dissatisfied faculty wife, becomes the unwilling accomplice to her husband Alan's ambitions. When she volunteers as a reader to a blind, esteemed anthropologist, Alan seizes the opportunity to steal his papers - research that could both advance his reputation while refuting the findings of a respected colleague.I walked more purposefully and began to go over what I could say when I met a#39; Cressidaa#39;. ... I imagined Alan coming to this chaotic office, losing his temper with her because of her stupidity over the diagram and Cressida bursting into tears.

Title:An Academic Question
Author:Barbara Pym
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-05-03


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