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The Public Image
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ISBN:
9781846974335
Categories
Classic Fiction, Fiction, Muriel Spark Centenary Editions, New Releases, Thriller
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
05 April 2018
Format
Hardback
Status
Not Yet Published
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
160

The Public Image

Introduced by Lucy Ellmann
Series Editor Alan Taylor
by Muriel Spark - Find out more about the author

‘A guidebook, where the public presentation consumes reality, as if such a thing as reality could exist in show business. In our world of fame and jealousy, and both at any price, all beacons will eventually be dismantled, brick by deadly envious brick. And that may well be what reality is, a warning, a guide, a book. Thank you, Muriel!’ – John Lydon of the Sex Pistols

Actress Annabel Christopher’s glamorous public image must be maintained at all costs for the paparazzi and her adoring fans. But all is not well beneath the carefully constructed facade of her marriage and husband Frederick is sick of it. He decides to take his revenge . . . A sharp look at celebrity culture that’s even more relevant now than at the time of its first publication.

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.

Lucy Ellmann was born in Illinois in 1956. Her first book Sweet Desserts (1988), a semi-autobiographical account of two American girls in England, won the Guardian fiction prize. She has also written for the Guardian, the Independent, the Telegraph, the New York Times and other newspapers.

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

Supported by the Muriel Spark Society.






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