Loitering with Intent (Paperback)

By Muriel Spark

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811223034, 166pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2014

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Happily loitering about London, c. 1949, with the intent of gathering material for her writing, Fleur Talbot finds a job "on the grubby edge of the literary world" at the very peculiar Autobiographical Association. Mad egomaniacs writing their memoirs in advance -- or poor fools ensnared by a blackmailer? When the association's pompous director steals Fleur's manuscript, fiction begins to appropriate life.