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Daunt Books Autumn Festival 2016

Emily’s Walking Book Club

Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym

Friday 7th October at 10:00am  |  Daunt Books Marylebone  |  Tickets free

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Join other book-lovers for a stroll around Regent's Park with bookseller and writer Emily Rhodes to discuss Barbara Pym's haunting classic Quartet in Autumn.

'That day the four of them went to the library, though at different times. The library assistant, if he had noticed them at all, would have seen them as people who belonged together in some way.'

Letty is a trim spinster, Marcia a paranoid eccentric, Edwin a church-obsessed widower, and Norman a sarcastic misanthrope. Despite working in the same office for years, they have resisted friendship ... until they begin to face old age and its accompanying loneliness. Shortlisted for 1977's Booker Prize, Barbara Pym's exquisitely crafted novel is beautifully observed, very affecting, and laced with her trademark sly dark wit.