A year of Muriel Spark

Back in October I reviewed ‘Appointment in Arezzo’for Polygon’s Berlinn imprint. They must have liked the review because they have sent me the first 4 of Spark’s books which they are reprinting as part of the centenary celebrations of her birth.

Let me tell you – these are gorgeous editions and I feel a blog thread is necessary. I’ll be trying to keep up with their publication schedule, reading the books and reviewing them here. As long as they keep sending them to me 🙂

As I’ve been taking part in the Librarything Category Challenge since 2010 I’ve often toyed with doing a single author’s body of work. Now i get to do that hete.

So, first up will be The Comforters:


“Caroline Rose has a problem. She hears voices and the incessant tapping of typewriter keys, and she seems to be a character in a novel . . . A comedy of errors, a crime novel, a book about books, Spark’s debut remains as otherworldly and mischievous as it was when first published sixty years ago.”

I’ll be back with a review shortly…

The rest of the first 4 –

The next 4 seem to be coming in February so that gives me a couple of months to read & review the first four.

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Pete W Sutton is a writer and editor. His two short story collections – A Tiding of Magpies and The Museum for Forgetting – were shortlisted for Best Collection in the British Fantasy Awards in 2017 & 2022 respectively. His novel – Seven Deadly Swords – was published by Grimbold Books. He has edited several short story anthologies and is the editor for the British Fantasy Society Horizons fiction magazine.

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