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The Abbess of Crewe

The Abbess of Crewe

Centenary Edition

by Muriel Spark

Hardback Publication Date: 01/09/2018

RRP  $22.99 $21.50

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 theconvent 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 scandal.

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.

ISBN:
9781846974373
9781846974373
Category:
Humour
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-09-2018
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
108
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x15.24mm
Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark, DBE, C.Litt., was born in Edinburgh in 1918 and educated in Scotland.

A poet and novelist, she also wrote children's books, radio plays, a comedy Doctors of Philosophy, (first performed in London in 1962 and published 1963) and biographies of nineteenth-century literary figures, including Mary Shelley and Emily Bronte.

For her long career of literary achievement, which began in 1951, when she won a short-story competition in the Observer, Muriel Spark garnered international praise and many awards, which include the David Cohen Prize for Literature, the Ingersoll T.S. Eliot Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Boccaccio Prize for European Literature, the Gold Pen Award, the first Enlightenment Award and the Italia Prize for dramatic radio. She died in 2006.

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