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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (410 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Ballad of Peckham Rye is the wickedly farcical fable of a blue-collar town turned upside down.

When the firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley hires Dougal Douglas (a.k.a. Douglas Dougal) to do human research into the private lives of its workforce, they are in no way prepared for the mayhem, mutiny, and murder he will stir up. In fact, this Music Man of the thoroughly modern corporation changes the lives of all the eccentric characters he meets, from Miss Merle Coverdale, head of the typing pool, to V.R. Druce, unsuspecting Managing Director.

This is Dame Muriel Spark at her most devilishly piquant. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanne | 2/15/2014

    " A fine bit of mischief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon4 | 2/11/2014

    " This novel is classic Spark - short, funny and it challenges the reader's notions of right and wrong. Dougal Douglas is a menace to those around him, but he's so full of charm I very nearly wanted him to get away with his villainy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Meredith | 2/10/2014

    " Slightly odd. We don't really get any answers. Why is Dougal doing what he does on all fronts? Secularly and socially, his antics are troublesome but they don't make a lot of sense. For example, he manages to get employed by two rival firms....but his activities in the social arena means he has to leave town, so he doesn't really benefit from his job setup. Why does Humphrey turn down Dixie at the altar? And then why does he come back two months later and marry her? I prefer books where people's motivations are more clearly spelled out or at least where you can infer them based on the context. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by 93bcn | 2/8/2014

    " Here's my review of this book. "

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