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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
by Muriel Spark | Literature & Fiction
Registered by LeishaCamden of Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 5/25/2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Paws4Books): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, May 25, 2009

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From the back cover:

'''All my pupils are the crème de la crème'

When an unbridled schoolmistress with advanced ideas is in her prime, the classroom can take on a new identity and no one can predict what will happen.

Muriel Spark's sparkling, witty story of Miss Brodie's prime and fall is unbeatable.

'A brilliant psychological fugue' - Observer

'Muriel Spark's most celebrated novel ... This ruthlessly and destructively romantic school ma'am is one of the giants of post-war ficiton'
-Independent

'The most gifted and innovative British novelist of her generation' - David odge in The New York Times'

This is an oversized paperback edition from Penguin, a movie tie-in edition published in 1965. Umpteenth reprint. :-) The book was originally published in 1961.

This book is #450 on the list of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

I haven't read this book, and I'm not going to either ... at least not this copy. I have another copy somewhere that I plan to read. I will update this book's journal with some thoughts when I have done so. It sounds like an entertaining read. :-)

I bought this book at a flea market at Stenbråten elementary school in Oslo on Sunday, April 19th, 2009. 


Journal Entry 2 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, May 25, 2009

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Picture of the book. 


Journal Entry 3 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, May 25, 2009

8 out of 10

When I've read my other copy, I will update this entry with some thoughts on the book.

EDIT: Book read and definitely enjoyed. A little dated I guess, but well written. 


Journal Entry 4 by LeishaCamden at Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Reserved for release at the BookCrossing convention here in Oslo next month. 


Journal Entry 5 by LeishaCamden at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Released 6 mos ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Convention release! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Picked up from the book buffet. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, June 04, 2017

6 out of 10

Well, this is one of these classics that you think you know. Unfortunately it wasn't as exciting as I expected. The most well known phrases, "the creme de la creme" and "I'm in my prime" appear in the first chapter and are repeated throughout. Actually the repetition becomes a little boring.

This copy also has margin notes which is a little annoying even although I couldn't understand them. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Released 1 mo ago (9/23/2017 UTC) at Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Taking to the Loughborough Unconvention for my NSS partner. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingPaws4Bookswing at Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, September 25, 2017

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Picked up from the book buffet at the Loughborough uncon. It's one of the many 1001 books I haven't read yet! 


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