Acquired via BookCrossing 15 Mar 2007 – BookRing

Jealousies in a rather odd Swiss finishing school. What a peculiar little story (not in a bad way!). The narrative voice was quite distanced and had echoes of course of Spark’s earlier work, but also of Penelope Fitzgerald and Iris Murdoch, both mistresses too of the community of oddities. There was a palpable feeling of discontent and warning all the way through, and I was glad that the terrifying climax I’d imagined was in fact something a little more gentle!