I have rather abruptly decided that I wanted to read all (or most) of Muriel Spark's books over the next few years after realising how amazing she was and how shameful it was that I had yet to read one of her books. I, of course, had to make it official with a list (I love lists!) and a logo. Muriel Spark is one of Scotland's most talented novelists and I have been missing out on her books so I am really looking forward to this.
Below are the books I intend to read. I don't know if anyone else wants to join me in this endeavour, it can be just for a few books if her complete works look a bit daunting! I'll update this list as and when I read the books.
The Comforters [My thoughts here]
1959 Memento Mori
1960 The Ballad of Peckham Rye
1961 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1963 The Girls of Slender Means
1965 The Mandelbaum Gate
1968 The Public Image
The Driver's Seat [My thoughts here]
1971 Not to Disturb
1973 The Hothouse by the East River
1974 The Abbess of Crewe
1976 The Takeover
1979 Territorial Rights
1981 Loitering with Intent
1984 The Only Problem
1988 A Far Cry from Kensington
1996 Reality and Dreams
2000 Aiding and Abetting
2004 The Finishing School
1950 Tribute to Wordsworth [edited by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford]
1951 Child of Light [a study of Mary Shelley]
1952 The Fanfarlo and Other Verse
1952 Selected Poems of Emily Brontë
1953 John Masefield [biography]
1953 Emily Brontë: her life and work [by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford]
1953 My Best Mary [a selection of letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, edited by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford]
1954 The Brontë letters
1957 Letters of John Henry Newman [edited by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford]
1958 The Go-away Bird [short stories]
1961 Voices at Play [short stories and plays]
1963 Doctors of Philosophy [play]
1967 'Collected Poems'
1982 'Bang-bang You're Dead' [short stories]
1982 'Going up to Sotheby's' [poems]
1992 'Curriculum Vitae' [autobiography]
2001 'Complete Short Stories'
2004 'All the Poems'