Nicholas Spice, 4 July 1985
Show More Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym.
Macmillan, 216 pp., £8.95, June 1985, 0 333 39129 2Show More
Foreign Land by Jonathan Raban.
Harvill, 352 pp., £9.50, June 1985, 0 00 222918 8Show More
Black Marina by Emma Tennant.
Faber, 157 pp., £8.95, June 1985, 9780571134670Show More
“... In a letter to Robert Liddell dated 12 January 1940, Barbara Pym speaks well of her progress on a new novel, Crampton Hodnet, which she finished later that year, but which has only now surfaced for publication: ‘It is about North Oxford and has some bits as good as anything I ever did. Mr Latimer’s proposal to Miss Morrow, old Mrs Killigrew, Dr Fremantle, Master of Randolph College, Mr Cleveland’s elopement and its unfortunate end ...”