• The Girls of Slender Means

  • By: Muriel Spark
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-10-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (145 ratings)

Summary

It is 1945; a time of cultural and political change, and also one of slender means. Spark's evocative and sharply drawn novel focuses on a group of women living together in a hostel in Kensington who face new challenges in uncertain times. The novel is at once dramatic and character-based, and shows Muriel Spark at the height of her literary powers.
Juliet Stevenson reads with her customary wit and intelligence this powerful masterpiece. Rediscover The Girls of Slender Means in audiobook on the 100th anniversary of Muriel Spark's birth.
©2012 Canongate Books (P)2012 Canongate Books
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4 out of 5 stars
By marie on 24-12-12

Slender but spirited

If you like Muriel Spark, you will relish this. Read with great precision. A dry delight. Such a distinctive writing style works well as an audio book. Every word matters.

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24 of 24 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Timothy J Powell on 05-08-18

Amusing tale of relationships in post-war London

Well written, witty and occasionally illuminating; read beautifully by Juliet Stevenson, whose different voices bring the characters to life. Relaxing to listen to, with an unexpected climax at the end.

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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