On the Road with Penguin Classics


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie with Alan Taylor

Ep. 11

Muriel Spark in Edinburgh. The journalist Alan Taylor joins the Brodie set on a walk around Edinburgh with Henry. They discuss The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, visiting the site of James Gillespie’s High School (Spark’s alma mater and the model for Marcia Blaine school in the novel), as well as her childhood home on Bruntsfield Place and tracing the route taken by Miss Brodie and her girls across the Meadows and through the Grassmarket, Lawnmarket and the High Street.


Penguin Modern Classics edition of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark



Appointment in Arezzo: A Friendship with Muriel Spark by Alan Taylor



Alan Taylor



Muriel Spark Centenary Editions (Polygon)



James Gillespie’s High School



Curriculum Vitae by Muriel Spark



Canongate audiobook of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, read by Miriam Margolyes



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