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The Mandelbaum Gate
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ISBN:
9781846974328
Categories
Fiction, Muriel Spark Centenary Editions, Thriller
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
08 February 2018
Format
Hardback
Status
Not Yet Published
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
400

The Mandelbaum Gate

Introduced by Gabriel Josipovici
Series Editor Alan Taylor
by Muriel Spark - Find out more about the author

1961. While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, English teacher Barbara Vaughan becomes intent on joining her archaeologist fiancé Harry, who is working on the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ignoring warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate – the boundary between Israel and Jordan and the division between an old land and a new land – she enlists the assistance of British diplomat Freddy Hamilton and Arab contacts. An exotic and extravagant tale of abduction, espionage and pilgrimage.

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.

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.

Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice, in 1940. He has written over a dozen novels, starting in 1968 with The Inventory. He has also published several collections of short stories and a number of books of non-fiction. His plays have been widely performed on the stage and on radio and his work has been translated into the major European languages and Arabic.

 

The Publishers acknowledge investment from Creative Scotland towards the publication of this book.

Supported by the Muriel Spark Society.






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