The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Author(s): Muriel Spark

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A man of devilish charm and enterprising spirit, Dougal Douglas is employed to revitalize the ailing firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley. Strange things begin to happen as Dougal exerts an uncanny influence on the inhabitants of Peckham Rye and brings lies, tears, blackmail and even murder into the lives of all he meets.

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Muriel Spark (born February 1, 1918) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She began writing seriously after the war, beginning with poetry and literary criticism. In 1947, she became editor of the Poetry Review. Her first novel The Comforters was published in 1957, but it was The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1962) which established her reputation. After living in New York for some years, she settled in Italy in the late 1960s. She became Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1993.

General Fields

  • : 9780141188355
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.124
  • : April 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Muriel Spark
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 160