Gutbrain Records

Saturday, 24 November 2007

I was just wondering if there's a connection between Barbara Pym and Josephine Tey's novel Miss Pym Disposes. It seems there is not. The Tey book is from 1946 and Pym didn't publish her first book until 1950. Perhaps the "Pym" of Tey's novel is a distant relative of Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. According to this article about the second meeting of the Barbara Pym Society of North America, Barbara Pym enjoyed Josephine Tey's mysteries.