Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Now a Major Motion Picture
Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship develops, so too does another: Sheba has begun an illicit affair with an underage male student. When the scandal turns into a media circus, Barbara decides to write an account in her friend's defense--and ends up revealing not only Sheba's secrets, but also her own.
Notes on a Scandal
The first time I ever saw Sheba was on a Monday morning, early in the winter term of 1996. I was standing in the St. George's car park, getting books out of the back of my car, when she came through the...
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Praise for Notes on a Scandal
“An intense, witty, literary page-turner” —Entertainment Weekly
“Equally adroit at satire and at psychological suspense, Zoë Heller charts the course of a predatory friendship and demonstrates the lengths to which some people go for human company.” —The New Yorker
“A deliciously perverse, laugh-out-loud-funny novel.” —Vogue
“A triumph of intelligence and narrative control.” —The Times (London)
“Heller is a great ventriloquist of character, and as the unhinged curator of the Sheba affair, Barbara is painfully note perfect.” —The Washington Post Book World
“Wicked and wonderful social satire.” —Glamour-