The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark

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Introduction by Gabriel Josopovici

1961. While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, English teacher Barbara Vaughan becomes intent on joining her archaeologist fiance Harry, who is working on the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ignoring warnings not to cross the Mandelbaum Gate – the boundary between Israel and Jordan and the division between an old land and a new land – she enlists the assistance of British diplomat Freddy Hamilton and Arab contacts.

An exotic and extravagant tale of abduction, espionage and pilgrimage. This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime.

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Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh in 1918. A poet, essayist, biographer and novelist, she won much international praise, including being twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Timesplaced her eighth in its list of the Fifty Greatest British Writers Since 1945. She died in Tuscany in 2006.

 

 

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ISBN

9781846974328

Format

Hardback

Pagination

400 pages

Publisher

Polygon

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