Paula Byrne

The speaker at this year’s Literary Tea is Paula Byrne.

Her new biography of Barbara Pym tells the story of an outstandingly amusing and witty writer who became a bestseller late in life. 

Like Jane Austen, Barbara Pym makes the everyday world fascinating, describing with self-deprecating humour the small concerns which make up our daily lives. 

Paula’s wide-ranging biography shows how her novels reflected her own life and the lives of so many genteel single women in the post-war years.

If you haven’t yet read a Barbara Pym, you have a treat in store. 

Paula will be interviewed by Jill Webster.