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The Finishing School
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ISBN:
9781846974465
Categories
Fiction, Muriel Spark Centenary Editions
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
06 September 2018
Format
Hardback
Status
Not Yet Published
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
128

The Finishing School

Introduced by Jackie Kay
Series Editor Alan Taylor
by Muriel Spark - Find out more about the author

Often described as the perfect partner to The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Spark’s last novel is set in Switzerland where Rowland and his wife Nina run a finishing school. Murderous jealousy soon rears its head when a precocious young student shows promise in her writing career. This is ‘Spark at her sharpest, her purest and her most merciful’ – Ali Smith.

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.

Jackie Kay MBE FRSE is a Scottish poet and novelist. She is the third modern Makar, the Scottish poet laureate but now lives in England.

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

Supported by the Muriel Spark Society.






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