The Bachelors

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9780140019100: The Bachelors

Perhaps you know Patrick Seton? He's that dear little, sinister little medium one meets at spiritualist seances. Well, they've accused him of forgery: he's coming up for trial. And all the bachelors of Chelsea, Kensington and Hampstead are in a VHF of a flutter.

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The Bachelors: (Penguin Book No. 1910)

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"A profoundly serious comic writer whose wit advances, never undermines or diminishes, her ideas" (New York Times Book Review)

"A wholly original presence in modern literature" (ANDREW MOTION)

"She has a receptive and wholly distinctive genius" (A N WILSON Spectator)

"The care with which she uses words is matched by a gloriously carefree attitude. It's all part of her sanity, her breezy authorial self-confidence; and because of this I think that reading a blast of her prose every morning is a far more restorative way to start a day than a shot of espresso" (Daily Telegraph)

"I am dazzled by The Bachelors. It is the cleverest and most elegant of all Mrs Spark's clever and elegant books" (EVELYN WAUGH)

"My admiration for Spark's contribution to world literature knows no bounds. She was peerless, sparkling, inventive and intelligent - the crème de la crème" (IAN RANKIN)

"Muriel Spark's novels linger in the mind as brilliant shards, decisive as a smashed glass is decisive" (JOHN UPDIKE New Yorker)

"Spark is a natural, a paradigm of that rare sort of artist from whom work of the highest quality flows as elementally as current through a circuit" (New Yorker)

"It's easy to see why Waugh admired The Bachelors. But the comedy here is serious in a way that Waugh's satanically energetic comedies of misery rarely are . . . comedies of English manners have rarely been darker" (Daily Telegraph)

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