(biography) Mary Shelley
Dame Muriel Spark
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[asked about her favorite portrayal of Jean Brodie] There's a different aspect in every one. Anna Massey
and Vanessa Redgrave
were really very good, and Zoe Caldwell
in New York, they were all brilliant in their ways. But Geraldine McEwan
really got the essence of it, probably because she had more time and space in it. She has more scope to express herself.
She was awarded an honorary degree in literature from Strathclyde University in 1971; an honorary degree from the Universities of Aberdeen, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Oxford. Among her literary achievements were the US Ingersoll Foundation TS Eliot Award in 1992 and the British Literature Prize in 1997...