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No Fond Return of Love (1961)
by Barbara Pym
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 155921306X, Paperback)Dulcie Mainwaring, the heroine of the book, is one of those "excellent women" who is always helping others and never looking out for herself- especially in the realms of love. The novel has a delicate tangle of schemes and unfulfilled dreams, hidden secrets and a castle or two. Told wonderfully in the deadpan honesty that has become a Pym hallmark, this book is a delight.
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Dulcie Mainwearing is always helping others, but never looks out for herself. Her friend Viola is besotted by Dr Aylwin Forbes, so surely it isn't prying if Dulcie helps things along? Aylwin, however, is smitten by Dulcie's young niece. And perhaps Dulcie herself, however ridiculous it may be, is falling, just a little, for Aylwin. Originally publi.