Title: A Far Cry from Kensington
Author: Spark, Muriel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1988
Edition: First American Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: Bumps on top of boards. D-j slightly chipped. Spine slightly cocked.
Synopsis: When Mrs. Hawkins tells Hector Bartlett he is a ‘pisseur de copie’, that he ‘urinates frightful prose’, little does she realize the repercussions. Holding that ‘no life can be carried on satisfactorily unless people are honest’ Mrs. Hawkins refuses to retract her judgement, and as a consequence, loses not one, but two much-sought-after jobs in publishing. Now, years older, successful, and happily a far cry from Kensington, she looks back over the dark days that followed, in which she was embroiled in a mystery involving anonymous letters, quack remedies, blackmail and suicide.