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An Unsuitable Attachment by Barbara Pym

By Barbara Pym

Set in St Basil’s, an undistinguished North London parish, An incorrect Attachment is certainly filled with the excessive comedy for which Barbara Pym is famed.

There is Mark Ainger, the vicar, who introduces his sermons with comments like ‘Those of you who're conversant in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.’ His spouse Sophia together with her cat, ‘I consider occasionally that I can’t succeed in Faustina as I’ve reached different cats.’ Rupert Stonebird, anthropologist and eligible bachelor. The well-bred Ianthe Broome who works on the library and varieties an flawed attachment with a tender guy there. The sharp-tongue Mervyn Cantrell, leader librarian, who complains that ‘when books have issues spilt on them it's continuously bottled sauce or gravy of the thickest and so much repellent sort instead of whatever totally beautiful and delicious.’ there's additionally Daisy Pettigrew, the vet’s sister, one other obsessional cat individual, and Sister Dew who bears a robust resemblance to Sister Blatt in very good Women.

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Am I to go, Mr. " he asked. "Oh, please don't, Lord Henry. I see that Basil is in one of his sulky moods, and I can't bear him when he sulks. " "I don't know that I shall tell you that, Mr. Gray. It is so tedious a subject that one would have to talk seriously about it. But I certainly shall not run away, now that you have asked me to stop. You don't really mind, Basil, do you? " Hallward bit his lip. "If Dorian wishes it, of course you must stay. " Lord Henry took up his hat and gloves. "You are very pressing, Basil, but I am afraid I must go.

The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure. It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one's life. " "Not at all," answered Lord Henry, "not at all, my dear Basil. You seem to forget that I am married, and the one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. I never know where my wife is, and my wife never knows what I am doing.

I want you to explain to me why you won't exhibit Dorian Gray's picture. " "No, you did not. You said it was because there was too much of yourself in it. " "Harry," said Basil Hallward, looking him straight in the face, "every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. " Lord Henry laughed.

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