I recently found a copy of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark in a branch of the French Charity shop Emmaüs. It was in English - as it happens they have quite a few books in English.
Inside was a bookmark advertising James Thin Bookshops, a company which seem to have bookshops throughout Scotland. I couldn't help wondering if Caroline had left it lying around somewhere on a visit to France.
I remember that it was dramatised on TV when I was quite young and I remember enjoying watching it, but would I enjoy the book? Well dear reader, I couldn't put it down! I was amused by the vision of life from the point of view of young girls on the edge of puberty. They are troubled by the idea of sex and imagine all sorts of things, especally when they find out that their teacher (who is in her Prime!) had a lover who died during the First World War. The book is only 126 pages long, which is much too short.