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A far cry from Kensington

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This edition published in by New Directions in New York.

Written in English

189 pages

Set in 1954, this is a tale narrated by one Mrs Agnes Hawkins, a plump, forthright and no-nonsense young war widow. Nancy (as she is called) is the calm at the center of the perennial storm in the offices of a struggling London publishing house in the difficult years after WWII. At work and at her seedy boarding house she is involved with a cast of characters ranging from the charmingly useless to the downright unhinged; included an author she rejects and who tries to revenge himself through a quack science known as "radionics" (use of radio waves to influence health).

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Edition Availability
Cover of: A far cry from Kensington
A far cry from Kensington
2000, New Directions
in English
Cover of: Um grito de longe
Um grito de longe
1990, Editorial Presença
in Portuguese - 1a ed.
Cover of: A far cry from Kensington
A far cry from Kensington
1990, Avon
in English
Cover of: A far cry from Kensington
A far cry from Kensington
1989, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: A far cry from Kensington
A far cry from Kensington
1988, Houghton Mifflin
in English - 1st American ed.
Cover of: A far cry from Kensington
A far cry from Kensington
1988, Viking
in English
Cover of: A far cry from Kensington
A far cry from Kensington
1988, Constable
in English
Cover of: A far cry from Kensington
A far cry from Kensington
1988, Thorndike Press, Available in North America by arrangement with Hougton Mifflin
in English

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Set in 1954, this is a tale narrated by one Mrs Agnes Hawkins, a plump, forthright and no-nonsense young war widow. Nancy (as she is called) is the calm at the center of the perennial storm in the offices of a struggling London publishing house in the difficult years after WWII. At work and at her seedy boarding house she is involved with a cast of characters ranging from the charmingly useless to the downright unhinged; included an author she rejects and who tries to revenge himself through a quack science known as "radionics" (use of radio waves to influence health).

Classifications

Dewey 823/.914

Edition Notes

Series
A New Directions classic, New Directions classics.
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6037.P29 F33 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
189 p. ;
Number of pages
189

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6791492M
ISBN 10
0811214575
LC Control Number
00055022
Library Thing
19274
Goodreads
69516

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April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from Scriblio MARC record.