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'Jean Brodie' Author Dies

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Muriel Spark, who wrote more than 20 novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie which was later adapted for a Broadway hit and a movie, died Thursday, April 13 at age 88 in Italy. Spark wrote her famous 'Jean Brodie' book in 1961 which made her internationally famous. Besides her novels, Spark wrote three volumes of poetry and biographical and critical work about the Bronte family, Mary Shelley, and John Masefield.

Many will remember the 'Jean Brodie' movie adaptation in 1969 starred Maggie Smith as the young, unorthodox Scottish schoolmistress and her special, and ultimately dangerous, relationship with six of her students. To request home delivery of this movie or other works by Muriel Spark go to the Library catalog. For more information on Muriel Spark, her life and works go to the Literature Resource Center one of the Library's online databases found in the Virtual Library.

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