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A far cry from Kensington

Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Mrs. Hawkins, a buxom young war widow, 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. At work and at home Mrs. Hawkins soon uncovers evil-- shady literary doings and a deadly enemy, anonymous letters, blackmail, and suicide. Mrs. Hawkins confidently sets about putting things to order, little imagining the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spark, Muriel.
Far cry from Kensington.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1988
(OCoLC)654339999
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Spark
ISBN: 0395476941 9780395476949
OCLC Number: 17650633
Description: 189 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Muriel Spark.

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Mrs. Hawkins, a buxom young war widow, 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. At work and at home Mrs. Hawkins soon uncovers evil-- shady literary doings and a deadly enemy, anonymous letters, blackmail, and suicide. Mrs. Hawkins confidently sets about putting things to order, little imagining the mayhem which would ensue. Now decades older, thin, successful, and delighted with life in Italy -- a far cry from Kensington -- Mrs. Hawkins looks back and recounts how her own life changed forever.

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