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The Takeover, Muriel Spark's fourteenth novel, was first published in 1976.

The Takeover Synopsis

Italy, the setting an enchanted lake southeast of Rome, and American heiress Maggie - famed for her beauty, wealth and steely will - is the target for an assortment of con men, jewel thieves, counterfeiters, adulterers and spongers. A dazzling, pacy thriller. 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.

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ISBN: 9781846974380
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846974380
Publication date: 7th June 2018
Author: Muriel Spark, Brian Morton
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Muriel Spark, Brian Morton

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. Brian Morton is a Scottish writer, journalist and former broadcaster, specialising in jazz and modern literature. He is the author of several books on music and culture, and holds an honorary D.Litt. from the University of St Andrews, awarded on St Andrews Day, 2000, for services to Scottish broadcasting and cultural life.

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