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ISBN:
9781846974434
Categories
Crime & Mystery, Fiction, Humour, Muriel Spark Centenary Editions, New Releases
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
09 August 2018
Format
Hardback
Status
Not Yet Published
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
192

Symposium

Introduced by Alexander McCall Smith
Series Editor Alan Taylor
by Muriel Spark - Find out more about the author

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 devilish tale.

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.

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. After the publication of his highly successful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world.

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

Supported by the Muriel Spark Society.






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