1. VMC Designer Collection // 2. Penguin Books // 3. Plume // 4. Virago Modern Classics //
5. Penguin Books // 6. Pan Books
In honor of Barbara Pym Reading Week this month’s cover collection is of Excellent Women, Pym’s most famous and beloved novel. I own the Plume edition and it is my favorite of these covers. I love the simple vibrancy of its pattern. My second favorite is no. 4. I know a lot of people dislike the VMC covers, but I think they are bright and beautiful. No. 6 on the other hand…gross. Which of these covers do you prefer?
It’s been really wonderful this week to read the numerous Pym posts around the blogosphere. To see one of my favorite authors receive attention, admiration and respect is truly exciting and gives me hope that her books will be read for many years to come.
Here is a list of the Pym books I’ve posted about in the past:
I plan to read the rest of her novels by the end of the year. What Pym will you read next?
Have a fantastic weekend!