This is London 1945, when all nice people are poor. Muriel Spark sets us down among the girls of good family but slender means as they fight it out, from their Kensington hostel to the last clothing coupon until this charmingly light-hearted period in their lives descends into horror and tragedy.
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Spark writes with a light comic touch, but there's an undertone of a kind of existential desperation.--Patrick T. ReardonAbout the Author:
Muriel Spark's many novels include Memento Mori, The Girls of Slender Means, A Far Cry From Kensington, The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (adapted for film and theatre), Aiding And Abetting and her final novel, The Finishing School. She was elected C. Litt in 1992 and awarded the DBE in 1993. Dame Muriel received many awards, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the FNAC Prix Etranger, the Saltire Prize, the Ingersoll T. S. Eliot Award and the David Cohen British Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. Dame Muriel died in 2006.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140024263
Book Description Penguin UK, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140024263