1934 – Born on the 21st of November in Lancashire.
1967 – Her first published novel, A Weekend with Claude.
1968 – Her second novel The Wood published this year.
1973 – The Dressmaker published 1973 and adapted to be a film in 1989.
1974 – The Bottle Factory Outing won the Guardian Fiction Prize.
1977 – Injury Time won the Whitbread Novel Award.
1989 – An Awfully Big Adventure drew on her experiences as an actress.
1991 – Her more recent novels, based on real lives and historical events, include The Birthday Boys.
1996 – And this year the story of Captain Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition; Every Man For Himself.
1998 – Set on board the Titanic; and Master Georgie.
2001 – According to Queeney, is the story of Dr Johnson’s relationship with Hester Thrale.
Beryl Bainbridge lives in north London.