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Memento Mori

Memento Mori

2000 ·
·3.67·2,516 Ratings ·228 Pages
“ You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you. ” ― Anonymous
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    1999·
    ·3.51·977 Ratings
    The Ballad of Peckham Rye is the wickedly farcical fable of a blue-collar town turned upside down. When the firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley hires Dougal Douglas (a.k.a. Douglas Dougal) to do "human research" into the private lives of its workforce,
  • Curriculum Vitae: Autobiography

    1994·
    ·3.75·166 Ratings
    This autobiography, now in paperback, offers a wonderfully vivid account of the people and places that inspired so much of Muriel Spark's writing, such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Here, readers will find high comedy, betrayal, rigorous intelligence,
  • Not to Disturb

    1977·
    ·3.21·284 Ratings
    A storm rages round the towers of the big house near Geneva. Behind the locked doors of the library, the Baron, the Baroness and their handsome young secretary are not to be disturbed. In the attic, the Baron's lunatic brother howls and hurls plates at hi
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    2003·
    ·3.58·92 Ratings
    In this engrossing biography, acclaimed novelist Spark recreates Shelley's turbulent life and career and persuasively defends the enigmatic writer's place among the giants of literary history. 9 illustrations.
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    1984·
    ·3.33·127 Ratings
    Wheels spin within wheels in Spark’s comedy of betrayals and terrorism, set in her beloved Venice.Layers of intrigue; triangulating love affairs; murders; international spy-craft; adultery; parental interference; the sweet careless rapture of youth; unm
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    2004·
    ·3.78·1,466 Ratings
    The brevity of Muriel Spark's novels is equaled only by their brilliance. These four novels, each a miniature masterpiece, illustrate her development over four decades. Despite the seriousness of their themes, all four are fantastic comedies of manners, b
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    2003·
    ·3.59·245 Ratings
    January Marlow, a heroine with a Catholic outlook of the most unsentimental stripe, is one of three survivors out of twenty-nine souls when her plane crashes, blazing, on Robinson's island. Presumed dead for months, the three survivors must wait for the a
  • Aiding and Abetting

    2002·
    ·3.23·820 Ratings
    In Aiding and Abetting, the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly amusing and subversive novel around the true-crime case of one of England’s most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the “aiders and abetters” who kept him on the loose.Wh
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    2001·
    ·3.78·1,731 Ratings
    "How wonderful to be an artist and a woman in the twentieth century," Fleur Talbot rejoices. Happily loitering about London, c. 1949, with intent to gather material for her writing, Fleur finds a job "on the grubby edge of the literary world," as secretar
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