The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark is about a group of women living in a somewhat run-down club in London at the end of World War II. The specific setting in place and time is really the point of the story, as the girls barter rations, look out on a city dotted with bomb-sites, and navigate a changing world. My illustration depicts one such bombed-out building, while also foreshadowing later events of the book.

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