1999
London, 1945. The war is grinding to a halt, and the city begins to embrace the hordes who gather to hear the political speeches of the day. And in the tightly-knit world of a Kensington hostel a bevy of well-bred girls of slender means and intriguing morals are leading lives of ritual femininity, plotting amongst themselves for the suitors who call to confer favours of clothing coupons, meals and more - until the interlude of innocence is destroyed by the tragedy and horror of the times...

 

Details

ISBN: 9780241989128
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 23 Jul 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 18.1(H) x 11.1(L) x 0.8(W)
Weight (gm): 83

 

Reviews

One of this century's finest creators of the comic-metaphysical entertainment * The New York Times *
Muriel Spark's novels linger in the mind as brilliant shards, decisive as a smashed glass is decisive' -- John Updike

 

Author Biography

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 Spark 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 Spark died in 2006.
The Girls Of Slender Means
1999

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