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Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh in 1918. A poet, essayist, biographer and novelist, she won much international praise, including being twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Times placed her eighth in its list of the Fifty Greatest British Writers Since 1945. She died in Tuscany in 2006. Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. His novel, The Flood, was published in 1986. A year later came Knots & Crosses, his first novel to feature the detective John Rebus. The bestselling Rebus series has been translated into twenty-two languages and adapted for television.

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The Hothouse by the East River by Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin
The Hothouse by the East River
Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin
‘As early as 1965, Muriel Spark had a title in mind for a new book. That title was Hothouse East River. The novel itself, however, would not appear until 1973, much changed from its original incarnation, as Spark herself would...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/05/2018

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