“She wasn't a person to whom things happen. She did all the happenings.”
Displays Spark’s unique blend of razor-sharp wit and social satire at its very best
‘Unmistakable Spark, to be relished and enjoyed’ The Times
Aiding and Abetting is Muriel Spark’s mordant and witty satirical take on the true crime genre, a novel of fraudsters, imposters, murderers and aiders and abetters.
In Paris, a psychiatrist finds herself treating two elderly gentlemen who both claim to be the notorious British fugitive Lord Lucan. But who, if either, is the real Lord Lucan? Can she discover the truth before her own dark secret is revealed?
“Unmistakable Spark, to be relished and enjoyed, like a late vintage claret or a high-grade murder”
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Muriel Spark, DBE, C.Litt., was born in Edinburgh in 1918 and educated in Scotland. A poet and novelist, she is most well known for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She also wrote children’s books, radio plays, the comedy Doctors of Philosophy and biographies of nineteenth-century literary figures, including Mary Shelley and Emily Brontë. Muriel Spark has garnered international praise and many awards, including the David Cohen Prize for Literature, the Ingersoll T.S. Eliot Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Boccaccio Prize for European Literature, the Gold Pen Award, the first Enlightenment Award and the Italia Prize for dramatic radio. She died in 2006.