The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

A writer who made her debut in The Observer - and her prose is like cut glass. ...more info on wikipedia

About the artist: Rebeca Lucianifrom Argentina

Rebeca Luciani was born in La Plata, Argentina. She graduated of the University of Barcelona Fine Arts Programme. Since the year 2000 she has been living and working as an illustrator in Barcelona, Spain and has published more than 20 books for children. She combines her illustration work with teaching workshops for aspiring illustrators in Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Chile. When she isn’t drawing or painting at all hours of the day and night, she can be found travelling somewhere in this great big world of ours.

Why this work

“With regards to why I chose to illustrate Miss Jean Brodie, well, to be honest, when I was asked to participate there weren’t that many titles left to choose from. Among the remaining titles this book presented me with a challenge. Miss Jean Brodie is the very embodiment of strict and correct behaviour and ultimately she is not a character that I neither sympathise nor identify with. The discomfort caused by my feelings about the character created the perfect mind-set for me to create the austere, stiff and elegant atmosphere I was looking for.”