Far Cry From Kensington

Spark, Muriel

£8.99

Mrs Hawkins, a comfortably large young widow, is often called upon to administer advice to colleagues and neighbours. But she follows her own advice, too, and turns from Mrs Hawkins into Nancy: quite a different proposition.

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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

Additional information

Weight 148 g
Dimensions 129 × 198 × 13 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K