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The Bachelors

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PUBLISHER:

Birlinn
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1846974298
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 240
PUBLICATION DATE: February 4, 2018

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The Bachelors

By Muriel Spark

Spiritualist and extortionist Patrick Seton is coming up for trial. He’s been accused of forgery, and suddenly West London’s bachelors are all in a tizzy. Described by Evelyn Waugh as the ‘cleverest and most elegant of all Mrs Spark’s clever and elegant books’, The Bachelors is a biting comedy of English manners.

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.

The introduction is by Glasgow born James Campbell, who was educated at at the University of Edinburgh. Campbellis a former editor of the New Edinburgh Review, writes for the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian, and is the author of several books including This Is the Beat Generation and Syncopation.

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