Finishing School

by Muriel Spark

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An eloquent, satirical, lovely tale of jealousy and envy, it fair sparkles off the page. A pure delight, as one would expect.


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Finishing School Synopsis

Passionately determined to write his novel whilst running College Sunrise, a finishing school for both sexes and mixed nationalities, Rowland Mahler is assisted by his wife, Nina Parker. This term there is a new star pupil - Chris, seventeen, also determined to write his masterpiece. As Chris's novel takes shape while his own flounders, Rowland becomes increasingly obsessed and the finishing school becomes awash with his jealousy and envy. This new novel amply displays Muriel Spark's extraordinary talent: cool, biting humour and a unique vision of human nature.

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ISBN: 9780141005980
Publication date: 28/04/2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN: 9780141005980
Publication date: 28th April 2005
Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About Muriel Spark

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 ...

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