The 24th Annual
North American Conference

No Fond Return of Love

17-19 March 2023
The Sheraton Commander Hotel
Cambridge, MA


Celia Bland: “Proper Conduct” in Pym's No Fond Return of Love and The Towers of Trebizond by Rose MacCauley
Sandra Goldstein: "The Things I See!" – Suburbs and Sagas in No Fond Return of Love
Amaret Johnson: From Deodar Grove to Packed Lunches on Exmoor: The Role of Landscapes Domestic and Wild in the Novels of Barbara Pym
Linda McDougall: Austerity Britain in No Fond Return of Love
Terri Nickel: “This Opening One’s House to Strangers”: Post-War Housing and Imaginative Migrations in No Fond Return of Love

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The registration fee is $115, which includes morning coffee and lunch on Saturday. You do not need to be a member of the Barbara Pym Society to attend. Friends and family members who do not attend the conference are most welcome to join us for the evening dinners and the post-conference brunch on Sunday. We accept credit card payments online, or you may mail a check (US banks only).

The deadline for registration and refunds was Saturday March 11.


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We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, at a reduced rate of $219 per night. Room bookings are made directly with the hotel and are subject to their cancellation policies. The last day to book was Friday, February 17.

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