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The Abbess of Crewe

Muriel Spark author Alan Taylor editor Ali Smith editor


Publisher:Birlinn General

Published:7th Jun '18

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It is time to elect a new abbess at the Convent of Crewe. There are two contenders: nuns Alexandra and Felicity. Alexandra is busy bugging the convent while Felicity calls the police when her love letters (to a young Jesuit priest) are stolen. A brilliant laugh-out-loud satire on the Watergate scandal.

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.

'As I entered my teens, I developed a taste for more arch, snappy writing and discovered the joys of Muriel Spark. Wisdom and wit — ideal for an impressionable youth finding his way in the world'

-- Julian Clary * Daily Mail *

'With her wildly comic fiction Spark alerts us to the workings of surveillance, the workings of politically expedient narrative structures, and the powerplay in the seductions of fiction'

-- Ali Smith * The Guardi

ISBN: 9781846974373

Dimensions: 205mm x 135mm x 15mm

Weight: 245g

108 pages

Centenary Edition