Muriel Spark, Novelist Who Wrote 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' Dies at 88
Interesting connection - i played Sandy in THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE in high school (an all girl Catholic school and an environment with many parallels to the play).
A longer interesting tribute from the TIMES
Blithe Spark dies still in her prime - Sunday Times - Times Online
TIMES Official Obit Dame Muriel Spark