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PUBLICATION DATE: September 6, 2018
The Finishing School
By (author) Muriel Spark; Series edited by Alan Taylor
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 wifeNina run a finishing school. Murderous jealousy soon rears its head when a precocious young student shows promise in her writing career. Thisis `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 are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions betweenNovember 2017 and September 2018.
Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh in 1918. A poet, essayist, biographer and novelist, she won much international praise, including being twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Times placed her eighth in its list of the Fifty Greatest British Writers Since 1945. She died in Tuscany in 2006.