A Far Cry from Kensington

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A Far Cry From Kensington is alternately hilarious, wise, thoughtful, vicious and downright batty.

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The characters are memorable, and there's even intrigue and mystery. Set in the mids, it sees Mrs Hawkins looking back on the s when she was much, much fuller-figured, and living in a room in a shared house in the then less-than-swanky /5.

Muriel Spark (–) was the author of dozens of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver’s Seat, and many more. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in /5().

A Far Cry from Kensington is much easier to love than Memento Mori. Warmer and kinder in tone, the story is narrated by the no-nonsense but all.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Far Cry from Kensington (New Directions Classic)/5(42). A Far Cry from Kensington Muriel Spark, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book Even the title is witty in this.

Get this from a library. A far cry from Kensington. [Muriel Spark] -- 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.

Muriel Spark (–) was the author of dozens of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver’s Seat, and many more.

She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in /5(13). Muriel Spark's A Far Cry From Kensington () is the bookend companion to her classic, Loitering With Intent. Both novels share a common theme, and like the earlier novel, A Far Cry From Kensington is largely autobiographical and takes place in virtually the same setting and time period: the literary world of early Fifties by: 3.

With all the wit and stylistic aplomb we've come to expect of her, Spark casts a withering glance at some fringe characters who people London literary life at mid-century.

But the merely odd—goofy publishers, fatuous editors, etc.—takes an evil turn, as this delightful comedy of manners reveals a darker tale of obsessions and revenge.

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Critical Essays; Analysis; You'll also get. Our book group choice for May is A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark. 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.

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Set init is narrated by Agnes (known as Nancy) Hawkins; a Author: Muriel Spark. A Far Cry from Kensington Fiction by Muriel Spark Nancy Hawkins, the majestic narrator of A Far Cry From Kensington, takes us by the hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London, where 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 boarding house.

Get this from a library. A far cry from Kensington. [Muriel Spark] -- "Mrs. Hawkins takes us in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London.

There, as a fat but much admired young war widow, she spent her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt. A Far Cry from Kensington Fiction by Muriel Spark 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 postwaras a fat but much admired young war widow, she spent her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt publisher (“of very good books”) and her evenings dispensing advice at her small South.

A Far Cry from Kensington - A Far Cry from Kensington audiobook, by Muriel Spark Set on the crazier fringes of s 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 /5.

Introduction (Set on the crazier fringes of s 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 postwaras a fat and much admired young war widow, she spent her days.

A Far Cry from Kensington is 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; alongside the grim ‘cry’ at the core of this novel there’s a force of fun, and a force of calm light-heartedness in its analysis of the.

Set on the crazier fringes of s 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 postwaras a fat and much admired young war widow, she spent her days working for a.

The narrator is one Mrs. Hawkins. She writes from Italy, a far cry from Kensington indeed, taking us back to her threadbare years in postwar London. As a young, rather fat war-widow she spent her days working for a crazy, almost bankrupt publisher; and her nights offering advice from her.

Probably because it contains ‘Kensington’ and the phrase ‘a far cry’, which I can’t read without hearing rather a stout granny exclaim it in a wavering, operatic voice.

But A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark is not a posh book. Kensington isn’t the Sloaney/French Wholefoods-loving camp that it is today. ''A Far Cry From Kensington,'' her 18th novel, is the perfect vehicle for her to win over Philistines like me. At the risk of being drummed out of the Book Reviewers Union, I feel the best way to convey the pleasure this novel gives is to compare it to a wonderful old Alec Guinness movie, something along the lines of ''The Lavender Hill Mob.''%(47).

Dame Muriel Spark's 'A Far Cry From Kensington' () is the bookend companion to her classic, 'Loitering With Intent.' Both novels share a common theme, and like the earlier novel, 'A Far Cry From Kensington' is largely autobiographical and takes place in virtually the same setting and time period: the literary world of early Fifties London/5().

Editions for A Far Cry from Kensington: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback published in. Set on the crazier fringes of s 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.

Well, ''A Far Cry From Kensington,'' her 18th novel, is the perfect vehicle for her to win over Philistines like me. At the risk of being drummed out of the Book Reviewers Union, I feel the best way to convey the pleasure this novel gives is to compare it to a wonderful old Alec Guinness movie, something along the lines of ''The Lavender Hill.

Set on the crazier fringes of s 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. Set on the crazier fringes of s 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 4/5(31). 'A Far Cry from Kensington' is a delightful trek into the world of publishing, ca. s, and a wonderfully droll study of character. I've read only one other novel by Spark, but I'll definitely be seeking out more.

6 people found this helpful.Set on the crazier fringes of s 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.

A Far Cry From Kensington is such a great book and Muriel Spark was such a great writer. I have probably read about 10 of her books and they are all so different and some of them can be very quirky and slightly subversive in a very entertaining way.

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