Fireside Reading Group
Monday 14th May we are meeting at Atkinson-Pryce. (8pm) Let us know if you would like to join us. Everyone is welcome! We are reading:
The Ballad of Peckham Rye
by Muriel Spark
Paperback £8.99, with 10% discount for members of the book group
To mark the centenary of the birth of one of Scotland's most iconic writers we will be reading one of her greatest works.
A man of devilish charm and enterprising spirit, Dougal Douglas is employed to revitalize the ailing firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley. He succeeds, but not quite in the way his employer intended. Strange things begin to happen as Dougal exerts an uncanny influence on the inhabitants of Peckham Rye and brings lies, tears, blackmail and even murder into the lives of all he meets, from Miss Merle Coverdale, head of the typing pool, to Beauty, the resident femme fatale, and even Mr Druce, the unsuspecting Managing Director himself.
Published by Penguin Modern Classics