A Far Cry from Kensington

A Far Cry from Kensington

by Muriel Spark

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Overview

The fraying fringes of 1950s literary London


Rich and slim, the celebrated author Nancy Hawkins takes us in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London, where she spends her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt publisher (“of very good books”) and her nights dispensing advice at her small South Kensington rooming house. Everywhere Mrs. Hawkins finds evil: with aplomb, however, she confidently sets about putting things to order, to terrible effect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811223027
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 557,023
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Muriel Spark (1918–2006) was the author of dozens of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver’s Seat, and many more. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

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