Saturday, June 14, 2008

Congratulations to Don Paterson

Congratulations to Don Paterson on receiving his well-deserved OBE for services to literature. Well done - Don.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Muriel Spark Flagstone Ceremony 31 May 2008

Images from Sean Groat : http://www.luxvideo.co.uk/

Alan Taylor uncovers the flagstone (on video)

video

Makars' Court, Edinburgh, Saturday 31st May 2008

It was with great pleasure that the Society arranged for a commemorative flagstone to Muriel Spark to be laid in Makars’ Court. Alan Taylor, a friend of Muriel Spark’s and a well-known journalist and writer, uncovered the stone. Members of the Society were then invited into the Writers’ Museum for coffee. This unique event was made possible by the Muriel Spark Society.

The inscription, chosen by members of the Society, is 'The Transfiguration of the Commonplace': this appears on the last page of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.