A Far Cry from Kensington-9780811223027

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William Boyd

This is perhaps Muriel Spark’s most autobiographical novel but it is also a great exemplar of her extraordinary gifts. The tone of voice is perfect – sly, deadpan, brusque – which is what gives her fiction such “zing”. Her heroine, Mrs Hawkins, is a wonderfully shrewd self-portrait. Formidable.

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