A Far Cry From Kensington

A Far Cry From Kensington

Book - 1988
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780395476949
0395476941
Branch Call Number: SPAR
Characteristics: 189 p. ; 22 cm.

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Jun 02, 2016

Not quite as great as it was hyped to be, but memorable, realistic characters that resonated with me.

multcolib_heathere Mar 13, 2016

How could one not love a novel in which an ex-lover is dubbed a "pisseur de copie" (one who urinates bad prose)? Mrs. Hawkins narrates this post war novel with a cast of characters living together in a boarding house in Kensington.

WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

In this elegant and ironic novel evoking London in the fifties, Spark takes you inside the world of a young woman who works for a publishing house and lives among a raft of interesting characters in her Kensington bedsitter.

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