The Girls of Slender Means, Muriel Spark

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"Set in post-war bomb-damaged London, young women live in a grand old house chopped up into bedsits and navigate poverty, hunger, work, men and each other. Someone sacrifices a human life for the sake of a couture dress." - Lucy McKenzie


London, 1945. The girls of slender means are the residents of the May of Teck Club, a genteel yet rather shabby boarding house established for the 'social protection of ladies of slender means below the age of thirty years'. The novel concerns their everyday affairs over a period of a few weeks before a shocking event transforms their lives.

135 x 205 mm | 144pp.
ISBN: 9781846974311
Publisher: Polygon / Birlinn General