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Muriel Spark Ali Smith
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A Far Cry From Kensington

Muriel Spark Ali Smith


9781844085514

Virago


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

208 pages

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'Mercurially funny, playful and mischievous' Ali Smith 'I was in heaven reading this book. I think she writes like an angel . . . just blissful' Stephen Fry A novel of 'pure delight' (Claire Tomalin) by the author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

When Mrs Hawkins tells Hector Bartlett 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.

With an introduction by Ali Smith.

'Wonderfully entertaining.' Sunday Telegraph 'An outstanding novel ... A Far Cry From Kensington has an effortless, translucent grasp of the spirit of the period.' Observer

By:   Muriel Spark
Introduction by:   Ali Smith
Imprint:   Virago
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 129mm,  Width: 198mm,  Spine: 13mm
ISBN:   9781844085514
ISBN 10:   1844085511
Series:   Virago Modern Classics
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   January 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1978 and to L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 1988. She died in April 2006.


The divine Spark is shining at her brightest ... Pure delight Claire Tomalin, INDEPENDENT An outstanding novel ... A FAR CRY FROM KENSINGTON has an effortless, translucent grasp of the spirit of the period OBSERVER 'Wonderfully entertaining - full of absurd, comical, engaging characters and written with typical wit, elegance and aplomb SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 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 Ali Smith

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