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The abbess of Crewe
The abbess of Crewe
Spark, Muriel2018
Books
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 sc...
The bachelors
The bachelors
Spark, Muriel2015
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The bachelors of the title - almost the only men we meet in the narrative - are the thirty-something male barristers, teachers, journalists and museum attendants of a small patch of West London. They lead inturned, doddery, superannuated lives, pottering between grocers, coffee-houses, bedsits an...
The driver's seat [sound recording]
The driver's seat [sound recording]
Spark, Muriel2010
Audiobooks
Lise is driven to distraction by her office job so, leaving everything, she flies south on holiday. But what is she looking for? Infinity and eternity attend Lise's last terrible day in an unnamed southern city.
A far cry from Kensington
A far cry from Kensington
Spark, Muriel1988
Books
With a cover design by Lucienne Day When Mrs Hawkins tells Hector Bartlett he is a 'pisseur de copie', that he 'urinates frightful prose', little does she realise the repercussions. Holding that 'no life can be carried on satisfactorily unless people are honest' Mrs Hawkins refuses to retract her...
The girls of slender means
The girls of slender means
Spark, Muriel2018
Books
London, 1945. The girls of slender means are the residents of the May of Teck Club, a genteel yet rather shabby boarding house established for the ‘social protection of ladies of slender means below the age of thirty years’. The novel concerns their everyday affairs over a period of a few weeks b...
The only problem
The only problem
Spark, Muriel2018
Books
Having led a successful, comfortable life, Harvey Gotham retires to the French countryside to pursue bookish obsessions and writing. But when the French police discover his estranged wife's involvement in a terrorist group, suspicion falls on Gotham himself and a series of misfortunes threaten to...
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Spark, Muriel2013
Books
Miss Jean Brodie is a schoolmistress with a difference. She is proud, cultured and romantic but her educational ideas are highly progressive and even deeply shocking. So when she decides to transform a group of 'special girls' into the creme de la creme at Marcia Blaine School, they are soon know...
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Box set #21 - for local book clubs)
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Box set #21 - for local book clubs)
Spark, Muriel2013
Books
Miss Jean Brodie is a schoolmistress with a difference. She is proud, cultured and romantic but her educational ideas are highly progressive and even deeply shocking. So when she decides to transform a group of 'special girls' into the creme de la creme at Marcia Blaine School, they are soon know...
Reality and dreams
Reality and dreams
Spark, Muriel2018
Books
Reality and Dreams concerns the delirious, egocentric film director Tom Richards, who is recovering from injuries sustained while falling off a crane on set. His obsessive passion to make a film about a simple young woman sucks his wife, daughters, lovers and friends into a maelstrom of destruction.
Symposium
Symposium
Spark, Muriel2018
Books
Modelled on Plato's book, this book uses dialogue to reveal the mysteries of each guest at a north London dinner party. It reveals tales of the guests' pasts and futures.
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