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The Vital Spark: A Far Cry from Kensington, BBC Radio 4 – Book at Bedtime
January 1, 2018 @ 10:45 pm - January 12, 2018 @ 11:00 pmFree
Muriel Spark’s playful and autobiographical novel set amid London’s post-war publishing scene.
War widow Mrs Hawkins enjoys her life; her rooms suit her, she cherishes good friends and holds a coveted job working with books. But when an author starts to make a nuisance of himself, her life will change beyond recognition.
Read by Maggie Service
Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.
22.45-23.00 every night from 1 to 12 January 2018, on BBC Radio 4 and online on the BBC Website and on i-player.
Catch up now on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtlx/episodes/player