A Far Cry from Kensington (Paperback)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811223027, 176pp.
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
List Price: 15.95*
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Rich and slim, the celebrated author Nancy Hawkins takes us in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London, where she spends 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. Everywhere Mrs. Hawkins finds evil: with aplomb, however, she confidently sets about putting things to order, to terrible effect.