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The Driver's Seat Paperback – 31 May 2006

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  • Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (31 May 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0141188340
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0141188348
  • Dimensions : 19.8 x 0.7 x 12.9 cm
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The Driver's Seat is a scalpel, cutting away the excess of the traditional novel and leaving only the core. It is a stiletto, piercing straight to the heart - or thereabouts -- John Self

About the Author

Muriel Spark was born and educated in Edinburgh. Active in the field of creative writing from 1950 (after winning a short-story competition in the Observer), her many subsequent novels and stories, such as Memento Mori, The Girls of Slender Means, The Only Problem, A Far Cry From Kensington and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (adapted successfully for both film and theatre), remain phenomenally popular throughout the world. She also wrote plays, poems and children's books as well as biographies of Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë and John Masefield. Her first autobiographical volume, Curriculum Vitae, was published in 1992. She was elected C.Litt. in 1992 and was awarded the DBE in 1993.

During her lifetime she received many awards, including; the Italia Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the FNAC Prix Etranger, the Saltire Prize, the Ingersoll T. S. Eliot Award and the David Cohen British Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. She was elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1978 and Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 1996. Dame Muriel Spark died in 2006.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Drivers Seat : a Stiletto piercing straight to the Heart
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 May 2020
A macabre thriller described by John Self as a Stiletto piercing straight to the Heart .

Will the Murderee find her Murderer ??

Who is in The Driver's Seat ?? Him or Her ??

Devilish + Dark . Not PC at all .

Described by The New Yorker as a spiny and treacherous masterpiece , The Drivers Seat will keep U guessing right up to the last page .
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