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Muriel Spark - Author

About the Author

Muriel Spark, DBE, C.Litt., was born in Edinburgh in 1918 and educated in Scotland. A poet and novelist, she also wrote children’s books, radio plays, a comedy Doctors of Philosophy, (first performed in London in 1962 and published 1963) and biographies of nineteenth-century literary figures, including Mary Shelley and Emily Brontë.

For her long career of literary achievement, which began in 1951, when she won a short-story competition in the Observer, Muriel Spark garnered international praise and many awards, which include the David Cohen Prize for Literature, the Ingersoll T.S. Eliot Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Boccaccio Prize for European Literature, the Gold Pen Award, the first Enlightenment Award and the Italia Prize for dramatic radio. She died in 2006.

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The Girls Of Slender Means

The Girls Of Slender Means

Author: Muriel Spark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

'It never really occurred to her that literary men, if they like women at all, do not want literary women but girls.' The May of Teck Club 'exists for the Pecuniary Convenience and Social Protection of Ladies of Slender Means below the age of Thirty Years'. Nevertheless, and though there is a war on, they find the time between elocution lessons to jostle one another over suitors (some more suitable than others) and a single Schiaparelli gown. But can a love of literature, fine clothes and amorous young men save these young ladies from the horrors of the real world? 'Unsettling and exhilarating' William Boyd, Daily Telegraph 'An enduring genius' Guardian

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Author: Muriel Spark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2020

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Author: Muriel Spark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2020

The Comforters

The Comforters

Author: Muriel Spark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2020

Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent

Author: Muriel Spark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2020

Walking On Air

Walking On Air

Author: Muriel Spark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2020

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Author: Muriel Spark, David Wardle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

At an Edinburgh school in the 1930s, glamorous, outspoken Miss Jean Brodie is quite certain of her role as teacher: to devote the wisdom of her prime years to six young girls, the creme de la creme, who will receive an education of the most unique kind. Known in school as the infamous Brodie set, the girls are soon entangled in their teacher's world of unconventional ideas and manipulative schemes - destined to live in Miss Brodie's shadow for the rest of their lives.Muriel Spark's timeless and eternally modern novel of power and influence, brought to life for a new age of readers in a stunning dyslexia-friendly edition.

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