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Crampton Hodnet
by Barbara Pym | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingMissMarkeywing of Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 8/24/2014
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by coco7): to be read


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingMissMarkeywing from Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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This book is reserved for a book ring travelling to attendees of the Oxford Convention 2015.
Clemence Schultz from The Barbara Pym Society will be giving a talk entitled 'Barbara Pym: An Unashamed Reader Of Novels.
Bookring Order :-
1. Earthcaroleanne..........read
2. NowINka.............read
3. Candy-is-dandy......read
4. Old-vulture.......read 


Journal Entry 2 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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This has arrived. Haven't caught up on my bookring backlog yet but this looks a quick read.
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, December 01, 2014

8 out of 10

After reading Barbara Pym's first 2 books, I didn't think I would read any more - they seemed to be for a "lady of a certain age". However the third book I read was a great improvement and this was even better. Crampton Hodnet is one of her later books so I think it must be an indication of how her writing developed. I found this much more humourous and confirmation of how pathetic men are - and women sometimes. I'm glad I raced through this because of my bookring backlog and now I'm very curious to hear the speaker from the Barbara Pym Appreciation Society at the Oxford Convention next year. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Płock, Mazowieckie Poland on Monday, December 01, 2014

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Released 2 yrs ago (12/3/2014 UTC) at Płock, Mazowieckie Poland

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On it's way in the bookring.
 


Journal Entry 5 by NowINkA at Płock, Mazowieckie Poland on Monday, December 15, 2014

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Arrived safe and sound. Thank you. 


Journal Entry 6 by NowINkA at Płock, Mazowieckie Poland on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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If not the holiday season that got in the way and left me with no time for reading at all, I would have finished the book sooner as it was a quick and easy read.
It was my first, but hopefully not the last, encounter with the author and I enjoyed it to the full - the writing was intelligent and witty and the small town society very English indeed. It will be interesting to learn more about Barbara Pym at the Convention next year. 


Journal Entry 7 by NowINkA at Płock, Mazowieckie Poland on Monday, December 29, 2014

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Released 2 yrs ago (12/29/2014 UTC) at Płock, Mazowieckie Poland

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Posted to the next person on the list. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 8 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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Arrived safely today. Thank you.

I have not read any Barbara Pym, mainly as it was an author my mother enjoyed, and I had an image of them being for older women. Now I am older than my Mum was when she was reading books like these (though I don't remember seeing this particular one) so it's time to ignore my prejudices, and also so that I am prepared for the Convention. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, January 09, 2015

7 out of 10

A real comedy of manners set in 1930s Oxford and very snobbish middle class society. Much gossip and keeping up of appearances. I loved the characters of Miss Morrow and Miss Doggett and expect they exist still in North Oxford, at least. An amusing read. I shall be interested and at least a little prepared for a speaker from The Barbara Pym Society at the Bookcrossing Convention.  


Journal Entry 10 by OldVulture at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, January 19, 2015

8 out of 10

Picked up from the mailbox today - thanks candy-is-dandy!

I was really surprised how much I enjoyed reading this book. Mostly subtle, ironic and a lot of deadpan humour on Miss Morrow's side - as to me the perfect book for a chilly sunday afternoon at a cosy place.
Very nice that the book cover does exactly show the first scene :-) (very often, there's not the least connection between cover and content). 


Journal Entry 11 by OldVulture at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (3/3/2015 UTC) at Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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On its was home 


Journal Entry 12 by wingMissMarkeywing at Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Thank you OldVulture for the return of this book and for the Lindor....I'm a sucker for Lindor.
Looking forward to meeting you at the Convention.

This book is going to the Oxford Convention. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingMissMarkeywing at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (4/10/2015 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Released at the Oxford Convention. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, April 10, 2015

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Picked up from the book table.  


Journal Entry 15 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, October 05, 2015

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Amusing book. I could never have been a paid companion; I would never have been able to keep my mouth shut. For some reason Miss Doggett made me think of one of my old PE teachers. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingrahar109wing at BookCrossing Anniversary Convention 22-24 April 2016 in Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (4/23/2016 UTC) at BookCrossing Anniversary Convention 22-24 April 2016 in Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece

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To be left on the book buffet, or somewhere around town.

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Journal Entry 17 by wingcoco7wing at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, May 02, 2016

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Picked it up at the Convention book buffet. I didn't hear the Pym society speaker in Oxford, but I remembered the lovely book covers.  


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