She was a schoolmistress with a difference. Proud, cultured, romantic, her ideas where progressive, even shocking. And when she decided to transform a group of young girls under her tutelage into the creme de la creme of Marcia Blaine school, no one could have predicted the outcome. Introduced to a world of adult games and intrigues, the Brodie Set were honoured, privileged - in exchange for their undivided loyalty...
'A brilliant psychological fugue.'
'Muriel Spark's most celebrated novel... This ruthlessly and destructively romantic school ma'am is one of the giants of post-war fiction.'