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A Far Cry from Kensington (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Pamela Garelick
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: May 2011
Audio Length: 6 hours
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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. 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). 'Wickedly and adroitly executed.''New York Times

About the Author: Muriel Spark

Born on February 1, 1918 in Edinburgh, The United Kingdom Muriel Spark is one of the most favored Fiction authors among our customers. Featuring a selection of popular audio books like The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori and The Girls of Slender Means, read by well-known audio book narrators Miriam Margolyes, Nadia May and Wanda McCaddon, Muriel Spark has a total of 12 audiobooks in's catalog. While Memento Mori was added to our database in 2004, making it her oldest audio book available on our website, The Complete Short Stories is the most recent addition to our selection of audio books from Spark. All 12 audiobooks from Spark make up over 74 hours of timeless Fiction stories for customers to enjoy, including Memento Mori, The Complete Short Stories and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. To find the audio book that best suits you, please visit her audio book page: Muriel Spark audiobooks.

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