In her wry and incisive last novel, Barbara Pym builds with accumulating effect the picture of life in a village forgotten by time yet affected dramatically by it. History-represented by Druid ruins and an eighteenth century manor is juxtaposed against the banalities of life in the 1970's. We encounter a classic cast of Pym characters-the local cat-lady, widows, rectors, retirees-as well as a new generation composed of a young doctor, a restaurant reviewer, a bearded intellecutal and his wife. There is a romance, and there is a death. A Few Green Leaves is Barbara Pym's final statement on life. It is a masterwork, the culmination of her writing.
If you like Jane Austen, then I am pretty sure you will love 20th Century British Author Barbara Pym! This is a wonderful novel set in the British countryside, complete with the local Vicar!
This book is the last novel, and she builds pictures of life in a village, both old and new.
Not as good as her Excellent Women