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Miss Pym Disposes
Miss Pym Disposes | Josephine Tey
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Miss Lucy Pym, a popular English psychologist, is guest lecturer at a physical training college. The year's term is nearly over, and Miss Pym -- inquisitive and observant -- detects a furtiveness in the behavior of one student during a final exam. She prevents the girl from cheating by destroying her crib notes. But Miss Pym's cover-up of one crime precipitates another -- a fatal "accident" that only her psychological theories can prove was really murder.
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LeahBergen
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Today‘s book mail!

So, the two Tey novels in the back were used finds but I had to suck it up and buy the tagged book new. At least I bought it during the #FolioSociety sale! 😆

Did anyone else take advantage of their latest sale?

Leftcoastzen Pretty ! It‘s probably a good thing I didn‘t notice the sale.😁 6mo
CarolynM Yep, we got Teys too: Miss Pym, To Love and Daughter of Time🙂 6mo
quietjenn These are gorgeous! 6mo
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Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 6mo
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen Right? 😆 6mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM I have Daughter of Time and The Franchise Affair, too. 😊 6mo
LeahBergen @quietjenn @Ruthiella They chose a really good illustrator for these editions. 👍 6mo
TrishB These look lovely ♥️ 6mo
batsy Fabulous 😍 6mo
Centique They are gorgeous 😍 6mo
LeahBergen @TrishB @batsy @Centique And now to make time to read them all. 😆 6mo
LeslieO I read Miss Pym last year, but a much less attractive copy! (edited) 6mo
LeahBergen @LeslieO I hope you liked it? 🤞 6mo
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EvieBee
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One of my favorite quotes: “If I were not a lady,” she said at length in clear tones, “I would spit!”

Latina temper! 🔥 😂😂

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EvieBee
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She‘s done! I so enjoyed this mystery, which I forgot was a mystery because it just kind of strolls along. Strong sense of place and character. This was my #doublebookspin selection, so I‘m proud! We‘re moving to our permanent home in two days so this book was super cozy to bunk down with amid all the chaos.

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LeahBergen I just ordered this one for myself last week. 😊 7mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen I just ordered the Folio edition because it‘s so good! 7mo
Cathythoughts Lovely post 💫 7mo
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EvieBee @Cathythoughts Thank you, Cathy! ♥️ 7mo
BookishMarginalia Hope you have a good move! 7mo
batsy Glad you enjoyed and all the best with the move! 7mo
LeahBergen That‘s the one I ordered, too. 😆 7mo
EvieBee @BookishMarginalia @batsy Thank you, Gloria and Batsy! ❤️❤️ 7mo
DivineDiana Hope your move goes smoothly! ❤️ 7mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Thank you, dearest Diana! 💕 7mo
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EvieBee
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I love your slow pace and subtlety, but will I finish you in time to complete #bookspinbingo ? No? Maybe?

erzascarletbookgasm Hahaha! I love this pic! Beautiful ❤️ 7mo
Megabooks Gorgeous!! 🤩🤩 7mo
DivineDiana I love everything about this post! ❤️🤔❤️ 7mo
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Elizabeth2 Glamorous! 😍 7mo
Lesliereads All the hearts!!♥️❤️💗🥰 7mo
Nute Beautiful photo! The way you have styled your hair, your makeup, the look of deep contemplation on your face...everything lovely and quite glamorous, Ms. Eve!💕 7mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 😍 7mo
Gissy 😍👌 7mo
kspenmoll @Nute Agree! Glamorous is the perfect description of @EvieBee ! 7mo
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you so much! 🤗😍 7mo
EvieBee @Megabooks Thank you, Meg! 💙💙 7mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Diana, you‘re the best. Thank you! 😚 7mo
EvieBee @Elizabeth2 Thank you! 🥰 7mo
EvieBee @Lesliereads Aww, Leslie! 🥰🥰🤗🤗 7mo
EvieBee @Nute Kim, I so appreciate that! Sending big hugs and kisses your way. 🤗🤗🥰🥰 7mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts 🤗♥️♥️ 7mo
EvieBee @Gissy ♥️♥️ 7mo
EvieBee @kspenmoll You are so sweet! 🤗🤗💜💜 7mo
BiblioLitten Love this post! 😍 7mo
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EvieBee
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“…she remembered the day on which the fourth form had discovered her christened name to be Laetitia; a shame that Lucy had spent her life concealing, the fourth form had excelled themselves, and Lucy had been wondering whether her mother would mind very much about her suicide, and deciding that anyhow she had brought it on herself by giving her daughter such a high-falutin name.”

CarolynM 😆💕 7mo
BiblioLitten 😄😄 7mo
EvieBee @CarolynM @BiblioLitten She has joke, right?! Right out of the gate. 😆 7mo
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EvieBee
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New week, new read! Looking for something a little lighter and cozier. #currentlyreading #doublebookspin

quietjenn I remember liking this one. Hope you enjoy 😀 7mo
batsy I really enjoyed this too, hope you like it! 7mo
EvieBee @quietjenn Thank you! I‘m really enjoying the pacing of it. 💕 7mo
EvieBee @batsy Thank you, Batsy! 💕 (edited) 7mo
CarolynM Love Josephine Tey💖 7mo
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Freespirit
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My second book by Josephine Tey. I enjoy her writing style. This story is built slowly and steadily around a girls physical training college. For me a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for plot but a 4 star for writing...and Miss Pym is a lovely character❣️
#classiccrime

charl08 Love the cushions! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Those crochet cushions are lovely 💖 9mo
LapReader Do you make the cushions clever lady? 9mo
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Freespirit Hi @charl08 @erzascarletbookgasm @LapReader thank you. These are my cushions...They are fun to make❤️ 9mo
Nute I love school-setting stories. Lovely crochet cushions! 9mo
Freespirit Thanks Kimberley 🌸 @Nute 9mo
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Freespirit
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A perfect Autumn day here. Breakfast on the verandah with Josephine Tey💕 I so love this time of year! Garden project in the background.. I am putting an olive tree into a big pot. Hope you have a lovely day😊🌺
#australianweather #classicmystery

AlaMich Wow, you have a lot of land! It looks gorgeous! 9mo
Freespirit Hi @AlaMich thank you 😘 we have a beautiful small farm of 100acres where we grow Macadamia and Pecan nuts! 9mo
thegreensofa Did somebody say pecan! 😋💕 9mo
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Freespirit Love Pecans💕Charmayne @thegreensofa 9mo
Crazeedi Beautiful!! 9mo
Crazeedi We live on 48 acres, but several families with land around us, so we have lots of privacy and room! What country are you in? 9mo
Freespirit Hi @Crazeedi I live on the east coast of Australia. We have 100 acres on a lovely river and have farmland around us. We grow nuts and have fruit trees, a vegetable garden and chickens. It‘s a heavenly place❣️Do you have crops or cattle on your land? 9mo
Crazeedi @Freespirit we rent out our field to a local farmer friend, he does corn/soybeans. I have apple trees, grapevine, elderberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, asparagus, horseradish, leeks, garlic growing. Also usually 4 big garden plots with vegetables, this year I'm taking a break except for a couple plants. I had overwhelming bounty last year, and I just need to concentrate of fruit this year. Plus all kinds of flowers and perennials! 9mo
Freespirit @Crazeedi Your farm sounds amazing! Gardening is so good for the soul and vegetable gardening is good for the body..❤️ We try to eat something everyday from our back yard! 9mo
Nute Beautiful where you are! 9mo
Freespirit Thanks @Nute we really love it 💕 9mo
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Freespirit
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Reading is taking a back door this week, but I am reading snippets of Miss Pym Disposes between stitches😊 I have come away to a 5 day craft retreat in central NSW. A group or tribe of sewers, stitches, crafters meet every year to work on our projects and talk and eat! It supports this tiny town that used to rely heavily on logging. Last time I was here it was sooo dry.. now it is lush and green..
Happy reading.. or sewing!!
#travel #hobbies

LazyOwl That sounds lovely, enjoy 😁 9mo
CarolynM How lovely! Where are you? Enjoy Miss Pym, she's quite something🙂 9mo
Freespirit Thank you Kristy I will 😊 @LazyOwl 9mo
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Freespirit Hi Carolyn Barradine is north of Dubbo, west of Coonabarabran..about 7 hours drive west of Port Macquarie. It has 600 people living here, 2 pubs and a supermarket. We meet at the Showgrounds which has cabins to stay in and a big area where we meet to sew 🧵 @CarolynM 9mo
Rissreads That sounds lovely 😊 9mo
Freespirit Thanks Nerissa 😘 @Rissreads 9mo
CarolynM Fabulous! Enjoy! 9mo
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LeslieO
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“A bell clanged.” #FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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batsy
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Two great mysteries in a collegiate setting by two grand dames of detective fiction.

#SchoolinLife #NoFemmeber @Billypar @Cinfhen

JazzFeathers I've just bought The Man on the Queue by Tey. Can't wait to read it. Loved Nicola Upson's mystery series inspired to her. Need to give a try to Sayers too. 3y
CarolynM Love Miss Pym. I didn't see that ending coming at all! 3y
Moray_Reads Great minds! It helps that I read it so recently 😉 3y
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batsy @JazzFeathers Man in the Queue one was a little less impressive for me, but still good! I love Sayers, hope you give her a try :) I'm looking forward to checking out the Nicola Upson series. 3y
batsy @CarolynM I know! I need to read it again soon :) 3y
batsy @Moray_Reads 🙌🏽 3y
emilyhaldi I ❤️ Josephine Tey 3y
JazzFeathers @batsy What titles would you suggest for both authors, then, to someone who never read them? Upson's series is fantastic!!! 3y
Centique I just tried both of these authors for the first time this year. Love em! 3y
Billypar I do like Christie, and I feel like these authors have a comparable - solving murders via knowledge of human nature feel. 3y
writerlibrarian Sayers is so so good. You start with the first one and enjoy Lord Peter (edited) 3y
batsy @JazzFeathers For Tey, this book or Brat Farrar are great. The Daughter of Time is a classic but not a traditional whodunit. For Sayers I started with Strong Poison, which is where Harriet Vane is introduced, but other Wimsey books like Murder Must Advertise are great fun! I'm going to take @writerlibrarian's suggestion and read Strong Poison soon so that I read all the Wimsey books order :) 3y
batsy @Billypar Yes, true! Christie tends to do better when she indulges that side of her writing instead of the pure cut and dried puzzle-solving angle. 3y
rubyslippersreads Great vintage covers! 😍 3y
batsy @rubyslippersreads They're cool, aren't they ❤️ 3y
Tonton I had that Gaudy Night edition! Must re-read 3y
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EricaCurtis11
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I'm judging from this cover that this book is ridiculously awesome. I have to stock the Little Free Library for the university I work at and this was a donation. Maybe I should keep it for myself? #judgedbythecover #marchintoreading #judgedbyitscover

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Bridmcgrath
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Great book. Very slow build up (but that's not a complaint) and a real twist at the end