Spark, Muriel - The Girls of Slender Means - ( Item 121506 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2013. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Bound in buckram. Blocked with a design by Lyndon Hayes. Set in Joanna. 128 pages. 7 colour illustrations. Book size: 9" x 5¾". Inspired by Spark's life during the Second World War, this exceptionally well-crafted, ironic and deeply funny novel effortlessly captures the austere mood of post-war London. 'Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions.' The war is over, but London has yet to recover. Amid the bombed-out ruins of Kensington stands the May of Teck Club, founded for ‘the Pecuniary Convenience and Social Protection of Ladies of Slender Means below the age of Thirty Years’. In and out of the club run the girls, their heads full of ‘love and money’, bartering clothing coupons for margarine and sharing the same Schiaparelli dress. But a tragic and violent accident will expose the savagery beneath the surface of their genteel existence.
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