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Listen to an extract of Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat, read by Dame Judi Dench.

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One’s prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognise your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

If I had my life to live over again, I would form the habit of nightly composing myself to thoughts of death. I would practice, as it were, the remembrance of death.

Memento Mori

Muriel Spark

She wasn't a person to whom things happen. She did all the happenings.

Aiding and Abetting

Muriel Spark