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The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark

The Girls of Slender Means

by Muriel Spark

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
3 Hrs. 19 Min.


"Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions."

Thus begins Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club building itself - "three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit" - its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal, practicing elocution and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown.

But the novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds.

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