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.