Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
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Poignant, hilarious, and spooky, Memento Mori addresses old age

In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the telephone reminds each: Remember you must die. Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled, and many an old unsavory secret is dusted off.

About Muriel Spark

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Muriel Spark (1918-2006) is the author of dozens of novels including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver's Seat, Not to Disturb, and many more. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.
Published May 27, 2014 by New Directions. 228 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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'Memento Mori remains one of the great novels of the 1950s," Martin Stannard says in his excellent biography, Muriel Spark (2009), and indeed it does.

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