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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (3 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844087239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844087235
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 1.5 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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*Another delightful comedy of manners from Barbara Pym.

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'She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life' Anne Tyler

In a provincial university town Caro Grimstone, a dissatisfied faculty wife, becomes the unwilling accomplice to her husband Alan's ambitions. When she volunteers as a reader to a blind, esteemed anthropologist in a nursing home, Alan seizes the opportunity to steal his papers - research that could both advance his reputation while refuting the findings of a respected colleague. A delightful comedy of manners with a touch of mystery, An Academic Question is prime Barbara Pym territory.

'Authentic Pym, with the true depth of exuberance in it . . . As readable and characteristic as any in the Pym canon' John Bayley, London Review of Books

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