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Bainbridge, Beryl Margaret

Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

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.