Muriel Spark is 'a wholly original presence in modern literature' (Andrew Motion). This collection, which contains all her published short stories together with some new writing, amply displays Muriel Spark's extraordinary talent; her cool, biting humour and unique vision of human nature. Ghosts and judges, priests, murder and French chateaux: all the Spark obsessions are here, and much more besides.
Muriel Spark's many novels include THE GIRLS OF SLENDER MEANS, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE (adapted for film and theatre) and, most recently, AIDING AND ABETTING. She has received many awards, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Saltire Prize, the Ingersoll T. S. Eliot Award and the David Cohen British Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. Muriel Spark lives in Italy.