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The Girls of Slender Means
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ISBN:
9781846974311
Categories
Classic Fiction, Fiction, Muriel Spark Centenary Editions, Thriller
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
08 February 2018
Format
Hardback
Status
Not Yet Published
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
144

The Girls of Slender Means

Introduced by Rosemary Goring
Series Editor Alan Taylor
by Muriel Spark - Find out more about the author

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.

This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.

Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh in 1918. A poet, essayist, biographer and novelist, she won much international praise, including being twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Times placed her eighth in its list of the Fifty Greatest British Writers Since 1945. She died in Tuscany in 2006.

Rosemary Goring was the literary editor of Scotland on Sunday, The Herald and the Sunday Herald. In 2007 she published Scotland: The Autobiography, which has since been published in America and Russia. She is also the author of two novels, After Flodden and Dacre’s War.

 

The Publishers acknowledge investment from Creative Scotland towards the publication of this book.

Supported by the Muriel Spark Society.






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