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The Finishing School, by Muriel Spark

Regular price $6.00

College Sunrise is a somewhat louche and vaguely disreputable finishing school located, for now, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Rowland Mahler and his wife, Nina, run the school as a way to support themselves while he works, somewhat falteringly, on his novel.

Into Rowland’s creative writing class comes seventeen-year-old Chris Wiley, a red-haired literary prodigy whose historical novel-in-progress, on Mary Queen of Scots, has already excited the interest of publishers. The inevitable result: keen envy, and a game of cat and mouse fraught with jealousy and attraction, both literary and sexual.

Used. Hardback. Good condition. Some wear and tear. Minor damage to the front cover. Minor shelf wear to the bottom of the book. Minor damage to the bottom of the book. Price sticker on the back cover from previous seller. Price marked in pencil by current seller.