London, 1945. The girls of slender means are the residents of the May of Teck Club, a genteel yet rather shabby boarding house established for the `social protection of ladies of slender means below the age of thirty years'. The novel concerns their everyday affairs over a period of a few weeks before a shocking event transforms their lives.
This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.