This was the first book she had published since the death of Colin Haycraft
and after a determined attempt had been made to lure her away from Duckworth
to Viking. The final offer made...
was by now a highly marketable commodity as novelists go. Her recent three-book publishing agreement brought her £78,000 up front—almost certainly less than she could have got by bargaining, and even called by...
, editorial director of Constable
, had laid on interviews and radio and tv appearances for Spark in Britain. Spark travelled with Jardine as far as the Channel ferry, but then said she...
She resisted pressure from Robin Baird-Smith
to change the title, which refers to Plato
dialogue on the nature of love.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.