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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, Candia McWilliam

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series
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A 2011 World Book Night selection.

Jean Brodie is a teacher whose unconventional ideas put her at odds with the other members of staff at the Marcia Blaine School in Edinburgh, as she endeavours to shape the lives of the select group of girls who form her set.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, Candia McWilliam

When an unbridled schoolmistress with advanced ideas is in her prime the classroom can take on a new identity and no one can predict what will happen.

About the Author

Muriel Spark has written poetry, stories, and biographies as well as her remarkable series of novels. She is an honorary member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and in 1993 was created OBE. A native of Scotland, she now lives in Italy.

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Publication date

24th February 2000


Muriel Spark, Candia McWilliam

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Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


144 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)



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