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.

Published by suttope

Pete Sutton has a not so secret lair in the wilds of Fishponds, Bristol and dreams up stories, many of which are about magpies. He's had stuff published, online and in book form, and currently has a pile of words that one day may possibly be a novel. He wrote all about Fishponds for the Naked Guide to Bristol and has made more money from non-fiction than he has from fiction and wonders if that means the gods of publishing are trying to tell him something. You can find him all over social media or worrying about events he’s organised at the Bristol Festival of Literature. On Twitter he’s @suttope and his Bristol Book Blog is here: http://brsbkblog.blogspot.co.uk/ He's contributing editor of Far Horizons e-magazine which can be found here: http://info-far-horizons.wix.com/far-horizons-emag

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