Miss Jean Brodie is a rare breed of teacher - passionate, independent-minded and romantically inspired, with not the slightest care for convention. She soon garners a devoted following of six young girls, who will become known as the Brodie set, and begins to shape them in her own image. But Miss Brodie is more than just an individual with an intense desire to control and mould her girls. Beneath the façade of this self-possessed woman lie some sinister truths, and a keen interest in fascism... A tour de force of contemporary Scottish literature, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a compelling portrait of a woman's dark quest for immortality.This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by publisher Anna South.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.