Sunday, August 22, 2010

And here's my review ...

... of Martin Stannard's biography of Muriel Spark: A brilliant, difficult woman in sharp focus.

I note that my mention of pisseur de copie -- the sobriquet given to Hector Bartlett throughout A Far Cry From Kensington -- has been excised.


  1. What a shame - it's the perfect phrase for a certain kind of hack writer. Enjoyed the review anyway.

  2. A wonderful review, which even diminished does exactly what it should - make me determined to read the book.