Romantic, heroic, comic and tragic, unconventional schoolmistress Jean Brodie has become an iconic figure in post-war fiction. Her glamour, freethinking ideas and manipulative charm hold dangerous sway over her girls at the Marcia Blaine Academy - the 'creme de la creme' - who become the Brodie Set, introduced to a privileged world of adult games that they will never forget.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is one of 25 books chosen to launch the inaugural World Book Night. 40000 copies will be given out on the 5th March 2011. Click here for more information on The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, the other World Book Night titles, and how to get involved.