DAME Muriel Spark cut her estranged son out of her multi-million-pound will, instead leaving every penny of her assets to the female friend she lived with for 40 years.
NOVELIST Toby Litt is to this year give the annual Muriel Spark Society lecture held by the National Library of Scotland.
A MEMORIAL to Muriel Spark is set to be placed at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
AN innovative history project at Dame Muriel Spark's former school is to be pushed forward at a public meeting.
FORMER classmates of Dame Muriel Spark will be able to share their memories of the great author on podcasts in an innovative project to record the history of her old school.
HE LIVED in her shadow for decades, the years of mistrust and feelings of abandonment finally erupting into a messy, public feud, followed by years of total silence.
SHE was Dame Muriel Spark's confidante and dedicated companion for over 30 years, the one constant in an intensely private life filled with best-selling novels, family estrangements and public scrutiny.
A BLOOD red sun sets over the rolling hills while the last echoes of a thunderstorm die away almost as quickly as it arrived. The evening song of the birds as they return to their nests in the ancient olive groves is the only other sound that can be heard.
EDINBURGH's James Gillespie's School is planning a memorial for Dame Muriel Spark, the author and former pupil who died last week.
A PERMANENT memorial to honour Dame Muriel Spark is being considered by city officials.