Sunday, 6 October 2013

Caught In The Act

A great book and a large mug of black coffee - my favourite way of spending a sunny Sunday afternoon.
I have just discovered Muriel Spark and devoured four of her books in the last five days.
I've read, Memento Mori, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Driver's Seat and a collection of short stories.
How wonderful to discover there are 19 novels, more short stories and poems to go.
It is the first time I have enjoyed reading such an obtrusive narrator.
Memento Mori was written in the 1950s but it is still so fresh and original.
I am halfway through her last book, The Finishing School, which was published in 2004.
If you like quirky, fresh and funny with a dark side then I urge you to read one of her novels.
Most of them are just over 100 pages and it is perfectly possible to read one in a sitting.
Now, excuse me I just  need to get to the end of this next chapter before it is time to iron my son's school uniform.
I wore:
Shoes - Clarks
Trousers - Gap
Shirt - Zara
Jumper - Gap


  1. I remember the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie on TV, I used to love it! x

  2. I tried so hard to get into The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie! For a short book, I could never get through it!

  3. Love this gorgeous ramdom snap of you,.so natural & you in your element(fresh-face pretty:-)!


  4. Goodness me, I'm off to the library! Lovely to see you enjoy your Sunday :) We've endless drizzle for the last two days ...

  5. *We've had endless drizzle ...

  6. I've been doing the same in the garden too, its so glorious isn't it! I haven't read any Muriel Spark books before. Which book of hers would you recommend for a first read? :-)

  7. I thought I had read something by Muriel Spark but looking at my book list I guess not. That is unless it was years and years ago and I've forgotten. Will look for Memento Mori.