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A Year of Spark
Publication Date
02 November 2017
Birlinn Ltd
22 Hardbacks

A Year of Spark – Special Offer

22 Beautiful Centenary Editions plus Appointment in Arezzo by Alan Taylor
by Muriel Spark - Find out more about the author

To celebrate the Muriel Spark Centenary, and to give you the chance to get your hands on all 22 of these beautiful Centenary Editions, plus Alan Taylor’s Muriel Spark memoir, Appointment in Arezzo: A Friendship with Muriel Spark, we are offering A Year of Spark.

'Birlinn have created a beautiful collection that will stand the test of time' – Saltire Society Literary Awards 2018

This special offer is limited to 200 sets at the special price of £200. That’s all 22 of Muriel Spark’s novels (£9.99) and Appointment in Arezzo (£12.99), saving you £32.77, plus free P&P. From November 2017 you will receive Appointment in Arezzo followed by two Muriel Spark novels each month, starting with The Comforters and Robinson. (If you are purchasing this later on in the year, we will email you regarding delivery).

The Muriel Spark Centenary Editions:

● Each book beautifully produced – the perfect gift for existing fans and an enticement for new readers to discover the genius and wit of Spark’s writing for the first time.

● Every volume includes a specially commissioned introduction from one of today’s leading writers.

● Authorised by the Spark estate, this series is the only complete collection of her novels.


Appointment in Arezzo: A Friendship with Muriel Spark
In this warm, personal and often humorous account, Alan Taylor recalls his friendship with one of the world’s great writers. Taylor first encountered Muriel Spark when he interviewed her in Arezzo near her home in northern Italy in 1990, and a long-lasting bond was formed. Spending family holidays in Spark’s home in Tuscany and accompanying her on trips abroad, he came to know her well and gained a unique insight into her character. Here he offers a colourful portrait of a vivacious and fiercely intelligent woman. Alan Taylor is a critically acclaimed journalist and author. He lives in Glasgow.