Dame Lettie Colston is the first of her circle to receive insinuating anonymous phone calls.
Neither she, nor her friends, wish to be reminded of their mortality, and their geriatric feathers are thoroughly ruffled.As the caller’s activities become more widespread, old secrets are dusted off, exposing post and present duplicities, self-deception and blackmail. Nobody is above suspicion.
Witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more.
I first came across Spark when working in a little second-hand bookshop off the Charing Cross Road. A battered tome of her selected works was on sale in the outside pile, desolately stationed there...Read more