Rankin named his six best books for the Daily Express. One title on the list:
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieRead about another book on Rankin's list.
by Muriel Spark
I read this at university and have probably re-read it a dozen times since. For a short book it packs a powerful punch. It’s both funny and moving and, in Miss Brodie, Spark created one of the great monsters of literature.
Also see Rankin's six best books list for The Week magazine.
Read J. Kingston Pierce's 2000 interview with Rankin at January Magazine.
Miss Jean Brodie is one of John Mullan's ten best teachers in literature.