Wednesday, October 30, 2013
An interesting post from Moira Redmond on the Guardian books blog "From Muriel Spark to Hilary Mantel there's a distinct tradition of novels built around young women living together". The 2009 Festival Fringe production of The Girls of Slender Means, based on Judith Adams adaptation, was by Stellar Quines.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
The spinsters range from Bridget Jones back in time to Jane Austen's Miss Bates and looks at the perils, or advantages, of being "on the shelf".
Monday, October 07, 2013
Here is a post by Dr Robert Hosmer on the Scottish Review of Books website based on his readings of Muriel Spark's papers held by the National Library of Scotland. The volume and wide-ranging nature of these personal and literary papers give clues both to her early literary talent and her personal identity.