The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark

The Ballad of Peckham Rye is a novel written in 1960 by the Scottish author Muriel Spark. It tells the story of a devilish Scottish migrant, Dougal Douglas, who moves to Peckham in London and wreaks havoc amongst the lives of the inhabitants. The text draws upon the supernatural, as well as issues of Irish and Scottish migrancy and offers a critique of the sterile and unremarkable nature of the lives of the Peckham working class.

The 1912th greatest fiction book of all time


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  1. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback 1321930 $10.22 $5.63 2014
Memento Mori & The Ballad of Peckham Rye Hardcover 4319248 $5.95 1966
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The Ballad of Peckham Rye (New Directions Classic) Kindle Edition 339854 $9.99 2014
The Ballad of Peckham Rye Hardcover 9919284 $200.00 1990
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Modern Classics Ballad of Peckham Rye (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 9760543 $4.77 $1.94 2006
The Ballad of Peckham Rye (New Directions Classic) Paperback 3536508 $6.49 $2.00 1999