The Ballad of Peckham Rye Hardback
by Muriel Spark
Part of the The Collected Muriel Spark Novels series
A bewitching comic masterpiece, The Ballad of Peckham Rye relates the tale of one Dougal Douglas, who is taken on by a small textile firm to `bring vision into the lives of the workers'.
A devilishly charismatic force of nature who likes nothing better than to stir things up, he takes great delight in wreaking havoc with the locals.
Nervous breakdowns, sexual misdemeanours, a heart attack and murder ensue . . . This is Spark at her most ingenious. The publishers acknowledge investment from Creative Scotland towards the publication of this book. Supported by the Muriel Spark Society.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 16/11/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846974281
- Paperback / softback from £6.75