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by Muriel Spark
At of heart this deceptively slim novel is the larger-than-life figure of Miss Brodie, a teacher the staid Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh just before the outbreak of World War Two. Readers, much like her pupils, are sure to fall under her spell. But is she a dangerous fantasist or merely living her life vicariously through the girls she teaches?
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is one of Ian Rankin's 6 best books. Miss Jean Brodie is one of John Mullan's ten best teachers in literature.