The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

Illustrated by Beryl Cook

The glamorous, unconventional fascist Miss Jean Brodie in Muriel Sparks classic novel is brought vividly to life with illustrations by Beryl Cook

Published price: US$ 67.95


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

'She thinks she is Providence, thought Sandy, she thinks she is the God of Calvin'

A teacher in an Edinburgh girls' day school during the 1930s, Jean Brodie disdains the banality of a conventional education, preferring to instil in her young charges (the crème de la crème) her own passion for paintings, music, men and all things Italian - including Il Duce. Things go horribly awry, however, when Miss Brodie and her politics are betrayed to the headmistress - and by one of her own 'set'. But which one? And why? In this very funny novel of innocence and experience, where secrets are a commodity to be traded, there is genuine pathos as well as comedy.

This beautiful large-format edition contains specially commissioned editions by Beryl Cook, OBE, including a double-page spread. One of the most popular artists of the 20th century, she was entirely self-taught, and perfectly captures the airs and graces of ‘the Brodie set’.

Production Details

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie book
  • Bound in full cloth blocked with a repeating motif by Peter Forster.
  • Set in Century Schoolbook with Monotype Script display.
  • 160 pages.
  • 6 colour illustrations including a double-page spread.
  • Book Size: 11" × 7¼".


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