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A Far Cry From Kensington
Muriel Spark

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : May 01, 2008
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 208
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781844085279
Price : 899

About the book

With a cover design by Lucienne Day



When Mrs Hawkins tells Hector Bartlett he is a 'pisseur de copie', that he 'urinates frightful prose', little does she realise the repercussions. Holding that 'no life can be carried on satisfactorily unless people are honest' Mrs Hawkins refuses to retract her judgement, and as a consequence, loses not one, but two much-sought-after jobs in publishing. Now, years older, successful, and happily a far cry from Kensington, she looks back over the dark days that followed, in which she was embroiled in a mystery involving anonymous letters, quack remedies, blackmail and suicide.


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One of Muriel Spark's most liberating, liberated and meditative novels. Spark is a writer who can take the meditative and make it mercurially funny, playful and mischievous>
'Wonderfully entertaining - full of absurd, comical, engaging characters and written with typical wit, elegance and aplomb>
An outstanding novel . . . A FAR CRY FROM KENSINGTON has an effortless, transluscent grasp of the spirit of the period>
The divine Spark is shining at her brightest . . . Pure delight>
     
Muriel Spark
Born in Edinburgh, Muriel Spark was internationally famous and received the Italia Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the FNAC Prix Etranger and the Saltire Prize, among many others. She was...(+)
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