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The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)

The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)£44.99

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

A Far Cry From Kensington written by Muriel Spark performed by Juliet Stevenson on CD (Unabridged)

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A Far Cry From Kensington written by Muriel Spark performed by Juliet Stevenson on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9780655669609
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Modern
Duration:  371 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Muriel Spark
Narrator 1:  Juliet Stevenson
Rarity:  Rare

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First published in 1988 and described by Ali Smith as ‘one of Muriel Spark’s most liberating, and meditative novels’ – A Far Cry from Kensington shows Muriel Spark at the mature height of her powers. 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 boarding-house in South Kensington.

In both locations our heroine soon uncovered difficulties: shady literary dealing, anonymous letters, blackmail and even suicide. Whilst Mrs. Hawkins innocently, confidently put about setting things right, she could little imagine the ensuing mayhem and consequences.

Now many decades older, thinner, and pleased with her situation in Italy, Mrs. Hawkins reflects on all those dark happenings, recounting how her own life changed forever.

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