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The comforters

The comforters

Spark, Muriel

Caroline Rose has a very unusual problem. She knows that she is a character in a novel. She is plagued by the tapping of typewriter keys and a strange detached narration of her thoughts and actions

Paperback, Hardback, Large print, Book. English. Large type books. General.
Published Oxford: ISIS, 2010
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Available at New Barnet library.

  • New Barnet library – One available in FICTION

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30131044668181 FICTION Large print adult fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Muriel Spark
ISBN: 0753185504, 0753185512, 9780753185506, 9780753185513
Note: Originally published: London: Macmillan, 1957.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 272 p. (large print)
Subject: Characters and characteristics in literature Fiction.


Caroline Rose is plagued by the tapping of typewriter keys and the strange, detached narration of her every thought and action. Caroline has an unusual problem - she realises she is in a novel. Her fellow characters also seem deluded: Laurence, her former lover, finds diamonds in a loaf of bread - has his elderly grandmother hidden them there? And Baron Stock, her bookseller friend, believes he is on the trail of England's leading Satanist.

In Muriel Spark's brilliant first novel, the only things that aren't ambiguous are her matchless originality and glittering wit.