Several people who commented on Muriel Spark last week compared her to Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010). And now Annabel has been inspired to host a Beryl Bainbridge week (more info here). I've only read one of BB's novels, her last one (The Girl in the Polkadot Dress), which I liked very much. I said when I reviewed it that I wanted to read some more and now I will -- probably starting with Harriet Said..., for obvious reasons. So I am definitely on board. See you there?