The Finishing School

Muriel Spark author Alan Taylor editor


Publisher:Birlinn General

Published:6th Sep '18

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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 were 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 Ma

ISBN: 9781846974465

Dimensions: 205mm x 135mm x 15mm

Weight: 265g

128 pages

Centenary Edition