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This review is from: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book.The subject matter, a middle-aged, eccentric, Scottish spinster teacher and her small coterie of pupils should not have appealed to an elderly English male and the book has little by way of conventional story- and Miss Brodie is not even likeable! However, the author captures in a masterly fashion the changes wrought by time: the girls growing up (and their fascination with sex); the changing religious and political attitudes; mens' fickleness and unreliability; and the realisation, by some of the girls, that Miss Brodie's opinions were superficial, and, therefore, transient.
I will read more by this author.