Search Results

Advanced Search

1 to 2 of 2 results

Sort by:

Filter by:


Article Types


Some Sad Turtle

Alison Light: Spinsters and Clerics, 29 July 2021

The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym: A Biography 
by Paula Byrne.
William Collins, 686 pp., £25, April 2021, 978 0 00 832220 5
Show More
Show More
... Anglo-Catholic, was baptised. Pym’s early vision of their lives appeared to have come true.Paula Byrne’s sprightly new biography largely follows Holt but does its best to ginger things up. Most of the pages are devoted to Pym’s youth and to fleshing out her love life. The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym is told in short breezy chapters with ...

Outbreaks of Poets

Robert Crawford, 15 June 2023

The Treasuries: Poetry Anthologies and the Making of British Culture 
by Clare Bucknell.
Head of Zeus, 344 pp., £27.99, February, 978 1 80024 144 2
Show More
Show More
... itself.‘Medicinal verse,’ Bucknell writes, ‘requires dosage instructions.’ Jonathan Bate, Paula Byrne, Sophie Ratcliffe and Andrew Schuman urge the reader of their Stressed Unstressed anthology to ‘make yourself comfortable,’ and go on to say that ‘by entering into the harmonised world of the poem, you have momentarily escaped your own ...

Read anywhere with the London Review of Books app, available now from the App Store for Apple devices, Google Play for Android devices and Amazon for your Kindle Fire.

Sign up to our newsletter

For highlights from the latest issue, our archive and the blog, as well as news, events and exclusive promotions.

Newsletter Preferences