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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark, Miriam Margolyes, Canongate Books

This classic is the darkly intriguing story of an eccentric Scottish teacher and the intense relationship she develops with her students. While her outspoken praise for art, passion, and daring inspire an almost cult-like...

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark, David Wardle

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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The Girls of Slender Means
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The Girls of Slender Means

Muriel Spark, Juliet Stevenson, Canongate Books

Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions, begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow...

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A Far Cry From Kensington
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A Far Cry From Kensington

Muriel Spark, Juliet Stevenson, Canongate Books

* 'The divine Spark is shining at her brightest . . . Pure delight' Claire Tomalin, Independent

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A Far Cry From Kensington
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A Far Cry From Kensington

Muriel Spark, Juliet Stevenson, Canongate Books

* 'The divine Spark is shining at her brightest . . . Pure delight' Claire Tomalin, Independent

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Complete Poems: Muriel Spark
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Complete Poems: Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark

Spark's poems are witty, idiosyncratic and haunting, transforming the familiar into glittering moments of strangeness, revealing the dark - and light - music beneath the mundane.

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye
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The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Muriel Spark, William Boyd

A man of devilish charm and enterprising spirit, Dougal Douglas is employed to revitalize the ailing firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley. Strange things begin to happen as Dougal exerts an uncanny influence on the inhabitants of...

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

Passionate, free-thinking and unconventional, Miss Brodie is a teacher who exerts a powerful influence over her group of 'special girls' at Marcia Blaine School. They are the Brodie set, the creme de la creme, each famous for...

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The Driver's Seat
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The Driver’s Seat

Muriel Spark, John Lanchester

Lise has been driven to distraction by working in the same accountants' office for sixteen years. So she leaves everything behind her, transforms herself into a laughing, garishly-dressed temptress and flies abroad on the holiday...

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

Romantic, heroic, comic and tragic, unconventional schoolmistress Jean Brodie has become an iconic figure in post-war fiction. Her glamour, freethinking ideas and manipulative charm hold dangerous sway over her girls at the Marcia...

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A Far Cry From Kensington
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A Far Cry From Kensington

Muriel Spark, William Boyd, Alan Taylor

A Far Cry from Kensington, Muriel Spark's eighteenth novel, was first published in 1988.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark, Alan Taylor

Includes an essay by James Wood --Cover.

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Loitering with Intent
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Loitering with Intent

Muriel Spark

This extremely clever novel sees life imitating art and art imitating life.

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The Girls of Slender Means
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The Girls of Slender Means

Muriel Spark, Juliet Stevenson, Canongate Books

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The Comforters
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The Comforters

Muriel Spark

Spark's mind-bogglingly stunning 1957 debut

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye
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The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Muriel Spark

A slender satirical gem from the master of malice and mayhem (The New York Times)

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Memento Mori
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Memento Mori

Muriel Spark

Poignant, hilarious, and spooky, Memento Mori addresses old age

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The Driver's Seat
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The Driver’s Seat

Muriel Spark, Dame Judi Dench, Canongate Books

The Driver's Seat, Muriel Spark's tenth novel, was first published in 1970 and shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was one of six novels nominated in 2010 for the `Lost Man Booker Prize' of 1970

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The Driver's Seat
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The Driver’s Seat

Muriel Spark, Dame Judi Dench, Canongate Books

The Driver's Seat, Muriel Spark's tenth novel, was first published in 1970 and shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was one of six novels nominated in 2010 for the `Lost Man Booker Prize' of 1970

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark, Miriam Margolyes, Canongate Books

This classic is the darkly intriguing story of an eccentric Scottish teacher and the intense relationship she develops with her students. While her outspoken praise for art, passion, and daring inspire an almost cult-like...

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The Observing Eye: The Sayings of Muriel Spark
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The Observing Eye: The Sayings of Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark, Penelope Jardine

Celebrate Muriel Spark's hundredth birthday by imbibing a delicious glass of her bubbly wit in this brilliant, wry collection of her wise words.

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The Complete Short Stories
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The Complete Short Stories

Muriel Spark, Janice Galloway

The definitive short story collection from an unmistakable voice. Introduced by Janice Galloway

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The Hothouse by the East River
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The Hothouse by the East River

Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin, Alan Taylor

The Hothouse by the East River, Muriel Spark's twelfth novel, was first published in 1973.

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Not to Disturb
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Not to Disturb

Muriel Spark, Prof. Dan Gunn, Alan Taylor

Not to Disturb, Muriel Spark's eleventh novel, was first published in 1971.

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The Takeover
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The Takeover

Muriel Spark, Brian Morton, Alan Taylor

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

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The Abbess of Crewe
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The Abbess of Crewe

Muriel Spark, Ali Smith, Alan Taylor

The Abbess of Crewe, Muriel Spark's thirteenth novel, was first published in 1974.

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Territorial Rights
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Territorial Rights

Muriel Spark, Kapka Kassabova, Alan Taylor

Territorial Rights, Muriel Spark's fifteenth novel, was first published in 1979

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The Only Problem
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The Only Problem

Muriel Spark, Richard Holloway, Alan Taylor

The Only Problem, Muriel Spark's seventeenth novel, was first published in 1984.

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Symposium
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Symposium

Muriel Spark, Alexander McCall Smith, Alan Taylor

Described by Time Magazine as `a lethal comedy', Symposium centres around a dinner party and the lives of the five couples in attendance, including a burglary ring, a convent of Marxist nuns and several unexplained deaths. A...

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The Finishing School
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The Finishing School

Muriel Spark, Alan Taylor

The Finishing School, Muriel Spark's twenty-second and final novel, was published in 2004

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Reality and Dreams
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Reality and Dreams

Muriel Spark, Kirsty Gunn, Alan Taylor

Reality and Dreams, Muriel Spark's twentieth novel, was published in 1996 and won the 1997 David Cohen British Literature Prize.

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Spark's Satire: Aiding and Abetting: The Abbess of Crewe: Robinson
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Spark’s Satire: Aiding and Abetting: The Abbess of Crewe: Robinson

Muriel Spark

Anarchic, irreverent and razor-sharp, this new collection of Muriel Spark's satires confirms its creator as the mistress of British wit

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Spark's Europe: Not to Disturb: The Takeover: The Only Problem
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Spark’s Europe: Not to Disturb: The Takeover: The Only Problem

Muriel Spark

Travel the continent with this new collection of Muriel Spark's European novels as your guide - an often surprising, occasionally moving, and always unfailingly funny trip

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Memento Mori
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Memento Mori

Muriel Spark, A. L. Kennedy

A brilliant, daring and darkly funny novel by Muriel Spark, 'mistress of the highest high comedy' (The Times)

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Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography
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Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography

Muriel Spark, Elaine Feinstein

Muriel Sparks's celebrated autobiography with a preface by the poet and biographer Elaine Feinstein.

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Essence of the Brontes: A Compilation with Essays
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Essence of the Brontes: A Compilation with Essays

Muriel Spark

First published in 1993, this book brings together Muriel Spark's writings on the Bronte sisters, including a selection of their letters and a selection of Emily Bronte's poems.

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Golden Fleece: Essays
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Golden Fleece: Essays

Muriel Spark, Penelope Jardine

Essays, reviews and recollections by the great twentieth-century novelist Muriel Spark, edited with a preface by Penelope Jardine.

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John Masefield
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John Masefield

Muriel Spark

The great 20th century writer explores the work of the former Poet Laureate

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Memento Mori
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Memento Mori

Muriel Spark, A. L. Kennedy

A brilliant, daring and darkly funny novel by Muriel Spark, 'mistress of the highest high comedy' (The Times). Published as part of a beautifully designed series to mark the 40th anniversary of the Virago Modern Classics.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark, Candia McWilliam

Romantic, heroic, comic and tragic, unconventional school mistress Jean Brodie has become an iconic figure in post-war fiction. Her glamour, unconventional ideas and manipulative charm hold dangerous sway over her girls at the...

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The Public Image: A Virago Modern Classic
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The Public Image: A Virago Modern Classic

Muriel Spark

First published in 1968 and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Public Image couldn't be more relevant for today's celebrity-obsessed culture. This is Spark at her wittiest, wickedest best.

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The Bachelors
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The Bachelors

Muriel Spark

'I am dazzled by The Bachelors. It is the cleverest and most elegant of all Spark's clever and elegant books' Evelyn Waugh Now available in print and eBook as a gorgeous canon

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A Far Cry From Kensington
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A Far Cry From Kensington

Muriel Spark, Ali Smith

When Mrs Hawkins tells Hector Bartlett he is a 'pisseur de copie', that he 'urinates frightful prose', little does she realise the repercussions. Holding that 'no life can be carried on satisfactorily unless people are honest' Mrs...

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Robinson
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Robinson

Muriel Spark, Candia McWilliam, Alan Taylor

A suspense novel about three castaways marooned on an island owned by an eccentric recluse.

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The Mandelbaum Gate
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The Mandelbaum Gate

Muriel Spark, Gabriel Josipovici, Alan Taylor

When a young English woman, a half-Jewish Catholic convert, insists upon crossing over from Israel into Jordan to rendezvous with her fianc, she sets off a series of bizarre situations.

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Loitering with Intent
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Loitering with Intent

Muriel Spark, Joseph Kanon, Alan Taylor

Loitering with Intent, Muriel Spark's sixteenth novel, was first published in 1981 and Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in the same year.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

An elegant collector's edition of Muriel Spark's classic novel of one teacher's terrible, far-reaching influence on the lives of her students.

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye
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The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Muriel Spark, Ronald Frame, Alan Taylor

Dougal Douglas, M.A., was hired to bring vision into the lives of the workers in a Peckham Firm. And he did. To Peckham he introduced the wider horizon of tears, absenteism, fraud, blackmail, violence, and murder. With a light...

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