The Takeover

The Takeover

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Italy, the setting an enchanted lake southeast of Rome, and American heiress Maggie - famed for her beauty, wealth and steely will - is the

target for an assortment of con men, jewel thieves, counterfeiters, adulterers and spongers. A dazzling, pacy thriller.

This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between

November 2017 and September 2018.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 140 x 205 x 25mm | 393g
  • BIRLINN LTD
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Centenary Edition
  • 1846974380
  • 9781846974380
  • 595,073

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'As I entered my teens, I developed a taste for more arch, snappy writing and discovered the joys of Muriel Spark. Wisdom and wit - ideal for an impressionable youth finding his way in the world' -- Julian Clary * Daily Mail *
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About Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh in 1918. A poet, essayist, biographer and novelist, she won much international praise, including being twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Times placed her eighth in its list of the Fifty Greatest British Writers Since 1945. She died in Tuscany in 2006.



Brian Morton is a Scottish writer, journalist and former broadcaster, specialising in jazz and modern literature. He is the author of several books on music and culture, and holds an honorary D.Litt. from the University of St Andrews, awarded on St Andrews Day, 2000, for services to Scottish broadcasting and cultural life.
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3 35% (74)
2 15% (31)
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