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Margaret Forster (1938–2016)

Autor(a) de Lady's Maid

39+ Works 4,282 Membros 130 Críticas 16 Favorited

About the Author

Margaret Forster was born in Carlisle, England on May 25, 1938. She read history at Somerville College, Oxford. Before her writing career took off, she was a teacher at a girls' school. She is the author of over 40 books of fiction and non-fiction. Her novel include Mother, Can You Hear Me?, Have mostrar mais the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Private Papers, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Over, Isa and May, The Unknown Bridesmaid, and How to Measure a Cow. Georgy Girl, published in 1965, was made into a film starring Lynn Redgrave in 1966. She has written several memoirs including Hidden Lives, Precious Lives, and My Life in Houses. Her biography Elizabeth Barrett Browning won the Heinemann award and her 1993 biography of Daphne du Maurier won the Fawcett book prize and was filmed for the BBC as Daphne in 2007. She also wrote a history of feminism entitled Significant Sisters in 1984. She died of cancer on February 8, 2016 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Margaret Forster

Lady's Maid (1990) 653 exemplares
Diary of an Ordinary Woman (2003) 330 exemplares
Keeping the World Away (2006) 291 exemplares
Hidden Lives: A Family Memoir (1995) 285 exemplares
The Memory Box (1999) 279 exemplares
Have the Men Had Enough? (1989) 165 exemplares
Shadow Baby (1996) 134 exemplares
Private Papers (1986) 125 exemplares
Significant Sisters (1984) 115 exemplares
The Battle for Christabel (1991) 108 exemplares
Georgy Girl (1965) 106 exemplares
Over (2007) 103 exemplares
Is There Anything You Want? (2005) 97 exemplares
The Unknown Bridesmaid (2013) 92 exemplares
Mothers' Boys (1994) 88 exemplares
Isa & May (2010) 86 exemplares
Precious Lives (1998) 84 exemplares
Mother Can You Hear Me? (1979) 74 exemplares
The Seduction of Mrs. Pendlebury (1974) 71 exemplares
My Life in Houses (2014) 71 exemplares
How to Measure a Cow (2016) 49 exemplares
The Rash Adventurer (1973) 44 exemplares
The Travels of Maudie Tipstaff (1967) 36 exemplares
Diary of an Ordinary Schoolgirl (2017) 18 exemplares
Miss Owen-Owen (1969) 14 exemplares
Bride of Lowther Fell: A Romance (1967) 12 exemplares
BP Portrait Award (2006) 10 exemplares
Marital Rites (1981) 10 exemplares
Mr. Bone's Retreat (1971) 8 exemplares
The Park (1968) 6 exemplares
The Bogeyman 6 exemplares
Fenella Phizackerley (1970) 4 exemplares
Dames' Delight 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Is Anyone There? (1978) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Georgy Girl [1966 film] (1966) — Original book — 25 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



A splendid evocation of the biscuit manufacturing Carr clan of Carlisle. Hard work, thrift and uplift were the messages and, in relating the story of God-fearing enterprise, Forster manages to illuminate a great deal of bygone social history.
PendleHillLibrary | 1 outra crítica | Sep 27, 2022 |
Margaret Forster analyse avec une finesse impressionnante les contradictions des relations familiales et affectives.
marievictoire | 4 outras críticas | Jan 12, 2022 |
This was a reading group suggestion and I wasn't particularly thrilled. It wasn't as bad as I expected. It's a long book and I did have to commit myself to 100 pages a day to get through it. I found that when I picked it up, I could read the 100 pages and quite enjoy it but once put down, I would not be enthused to pick it back up. It definately becomes far too long towards the end and I was just waiting for it to be over. But it does have its interesting side - in its portrait of Elizabeth Barret Browning, its description of a servant's life - always at the mercy of those who called themselves poor but weren't really. The description of depression at the end is particularly good. So for a book that is the kind that I normally avoid, it was OK.… (mais)
infjsarah | 10 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2021 |
Dit boek gaf ik aan ma en zij vond het heel goed. Na haar overlijden heb ik het voor de tweede keer gelezen en er opnieuw van genoten. Het verhaal van een aantal vrouwen met een klein schilderij als rode draad.
elsmvst | 11 outras críticas | Mar 20, 2021 |



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