@fitheach I think my favourite bit of the book is when Miss Brodie takes the girls for a walk across the Meadows and the Grassmarket past High Riggs where there's a job centre / dole office at which (though rebuilt) I was signing on at the time.
(Hope I'm remembering that right.)
Took me too long to get to that book. Only short but so much packed into it.
Actually, I took the quote from the film. I wondered if the exact same words were used in the book. I don't have a copy of the book, and I didn't find the text online.
The film credits state it was "adapted" from the novel and "based" on the play. I suspect all three were faithful to each other, but I don't know for sure.
Grassmarket -> High Riggs ->
I've only ever traversed that direction with several pints of beer inside me.
@krozruch @fitheach I don't think you'll regret it. Spark wrote loads of other good books, too, she's been getting some love from Scotland (which she left and had an apparently ambivalent relationship with) for her centenary year.
After Jean Brodie give The Driver's Seat a spin for some serious WTF and an idea of her range as an author.
@priryo @fitheach Have a vague sense that I have listened to her read on the New Yorker... yes: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/fiction-podcast-joseph-oneill-reads-muriel-spark That aside, I knew little. Had not in fact known she was Scottish. Great, I need something tolerably novella sized.
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