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The Resource A far cry from Kensington, Muriel Spark, (electronic resource)

A far cry from Kensington, Muriel Spark, (electronic resource)

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A far cry from Kensington
Title
A far cry from Kensington
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Muriel Spark
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Language
eng
Summary
Set on the crazier fringes of 1950s literary London, A Far Cry from Kensington is a delight, hilariously portraying love, fraud, death, evil, and transformation. Mrs. Hawkins, the majestic narrator of A Far Cry from Kensington, takes us well in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London. There, as a fat and much admired young war widow, she spent 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 uncovered evil: shady literary doings and a deadly enemy; anonymous letters, blackmail, and suicide. With aplomb, however, Mrs. Hawkins confidently set about putting things to order, little imagining the mayhem that would ensue. Now decades older, thin, successful, and delighted with life in Italy-quite a far cry from Kensington-Mrs. Hawkins looks back to all those dark doings and recounts how her own life changed forever. She still, however, loves to give advice: "It's easy to get thin. You eat and drink the same as always, only half...I offer this advice without fee; it is included in the price of this book." A Far Cry from Kensington has been hailed as "outstanding" (Observer), "wickedly and adroitly executed" (New York Times), and "a comedy that holds a tragedy as an eggcup holds an egg" (Philadelphia Inquirer)
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Midwest
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Spark, Muriel
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fiction
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Read by Pamela Garelick
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  • Garelick, Pamela
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  • Literature publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Women editors
  • Widows
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adult
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A far cry from Kensington, Muriel Spark, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 09 min.))
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  • electronic
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9781441786982
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MWT10025013
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10025013
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Label
A far cry from Kensington, Muriel Spark, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 09 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781441786982
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10025013
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10025013
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MWT10025013
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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