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on 22 February 2013
This delightfully short novella is set in the May of Teck Club, a hostel for middle class girls in post-war Kensington. Nicholas Farringdon, an anarchist poet, falls in love with Selina, the most beautiful of the club's inmates. Throughout one summer they make love on the roof, accessible only from a tiny window in an upstairs lavatory. Below them, Selina's friends look for love and marriage (not always in the same places) and share a single Schiaparelli ball gown. When a hidden bomb destroys the building and kills one of the girls, Nicholas finally sees Selina's cold heart and ruthless nature. The experience converts him to Catholicism and the priesthood. Muriel Spark's language sparkles in this moving and poignant story.
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