About the Book
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 wife
Nina run a finishing school. Murderous jealousy soon rears its head when a precocious young student shows promise in her writing career. This
is ‘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 between
November 2017 and September 2018.