Loitering With Intent [fiction]

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0119970922

Anna Massey begins a reading of Muriel Spark's comic novel, abridged in ten episodes by Neville Teller.

1: Aspiring writer Fleur Talbot takes a secretarial job with a literary crank.

02My Nanny Was Not Actually Evil,19970923

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark's comic novel, abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller.

`My nanny was not actually evil,' murmured Sir Eric.

`Oh, she was utterly evil,' said Mrs Wilks.

(2/10).

03Edwina Looked Regal, Had No Difficulty With Her Bladder, And Only Asked To Be Taken To The Lavatory Once19970924

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark's comic novel, abridged by Neville Teller.

`Edwina looked regal, had no difficulty with her bladder, and only asked to be taken to the lavatory once' (3/10).

0419970925

Mrs Wilks has an obsession about sex.

I don't believe she was raped by a Russian soldier.

05Father Egbert Delaney Thinks That Satan Is A Woman - I Think He Ought To Be Made To Resign19970926

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark's comic novel, abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller.

`Father Egbert Delaney thinks that Satan is a woman - I think he ought to be made to resign' (5/10).

06You Have Matrimonial Prospects?19970929

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark's comic novel, abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller.

6: `You have matrimonial prospects?' he asked.

I went berserk.

07I Thought Of Sir Quentin Stealing My Book, Not Only The Physical Copies, But The Very Words, Phrases, Ideas.19970930

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark's comic novel, abridged in ten parts.

7: `I thought of Sir Quentin stealing my book, not only the physical copies, but the very words, phrases, ideas.'.

08The Boy In The Corner,19971001

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark's comic novel.

8: `The boy in the corner,' I said to Wally, `is called Gray Mauser.' This cheered Wally immensely.

09My Husband And I Had Several Things In Common. One Was Expensive Tastes And The Other Was No Money.19971002

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark's comic novel, abridged in ten parts.

9: `My husband and I had several things in common.

One was expensive tastes and the other was no money.'.

10 LASTI Always Hope The Readers Of My Novels Are Of Good Quality. I Wouldn19971003

Anna Massey reads the final part of Muriel Spark's comic novel.

10: `I always hope the readers of my novels are of good quality.

I wouldn't like to think of anyone cheap reading my books.'.