Writing Assignment:
List biographical information about the author which you believe is relevant for understanding the story (use bullets). Then write a short text which explains how the points you have listed are relevant to the story.

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  • 1918 was born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • with 19 she went to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)

  • 1954 she converted to Roman Catholic

Muriel Sparks was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in a Jewish-Protestant Family in 1918. Already with 19 age she married and went to Zimbabwe. There she was confronted with the situation of blacks and whites...
In the early 1950s a priest helped her when she had problems with health and financial difficulties. Thereupon Muriel converted to Roman Catholic.
(later more, wera)