Less Than Angels

Barbara Pym

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Little, Brown Book Group
1 April 2010
ISBN: 9781844085811
Paperback

From the publisher

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

Less Than Angels follows the loves, works and hopes of a group of young anthropologists.

Catherine Oliphant is a writer and lives with handsome anthropologist Tom Mallow. Their relationship runs into trouble when he begins a romance with student Deirdre Swann, so Catherine turns her attention to the reclusive anthropologist Alaric Lydgate, who has a fondness for wearing African masks. Added to this love triangle are the activities of Deirdre's fellow students and their attempts to win the competition for a research grant.

The course of true love or academia never did run smooth.