The Mandelbaum Gate



FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1846974328
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 400
PUBLICATION DATE: February 5, 2018


The Mandelbaum Gate

By Muriel Spark

While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, English teacher Barbara Vaughan becomes intent on joining her archaeologist fiancé Harry, who is working on the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ignoring warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate – the boundary between Israel and Jordan and the division between an old land and a new land – she enlists the assistance of British diplomat Freddy Hamilton and Arab contacts. An exotic and extravagant tale of abduction, espionage and pilgrimage.

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 Gabriel Josipovici. Born in Nice in 1940, Josipovici has written over a dozen novels, starting in 1968 with The Inventory. He has also published several collections of short stories and a number of books of non-fiction. His plays have been widely performed on the stage and on radio and his work has been translated into the major European languages and Arabic.

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