Muriel Spark's comment in later years about the early works of her school days.
In this note, written in later years, Muriel Spark makes it clear that her juvenile poems are: 'Very early works Take with pinch of salt (and double gin)'.
The note is written on the back of her poems from her school years.
Spark was a hoarder long before she confessed so in her autobiography, 'Curriculum Vitae'.
Handwritten poems from her schooldays are the earliest manuscripts held in the writer's archive at the National Library of Scotland.