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The Driver's Seat

The Driver's Seat

by Muriel Spark
Paperback
Publication Date: 31/05/2006
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Shortlisted for The Lost Man Booker Prize Lise has been driven to distraction by working in the same accountants' office for sixteen years. So she leaves everything behind her, transforms herself into a laughing, garishly-dressed temptress and flies abroad on the holiday of a lifetime. But her search for adventure, sex and the obsessional experience takes on a far darker significance as she heads on a journey of self-destruction. Infinity and eternity attend Lise's last terrible day in an unnamed southern city, as she meets her fate.
ISBN:
9780141188348
9780141188348
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
31-05-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x7mm
Weight:
0.1kg
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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