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Beryl Bainbridge

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Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge was the author of seventeen novels. The Dressmaker, The Bottle Factory Outing, An Awfully Big Adventure, Every Man For Himself and Master Georgie were all finalists for the Booker Prize, and Every Man For Himself won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Prize. The Guardian includes The Bottle Factory Outing on their list of the 100 Greatest Novels of All Time. An Awfully Big Adventure was adapted for a film starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman. Beryl Bainbridge died in July 2010.

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Next month, Europa Editions will re-issue the best novel ever published about the Titanic, Beryl Bainbridge's Every Man for Himself, a book The New Yorker recently described as "a sleek, masterful...

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    — Mar 20 2012
  • Everything about the Titanic and its place in our consciousness is outsized: its name, the grandeur of its experiment, the hubris of its mere existence, and the moral outrage attached to the circumstances of its demise. Next month will mark the centennial of the Titanic’s disastrous...
    — Mar 16 2012
  • Beryl Bainbridge wasn’t shy about granting interviews in the final decade of a writing career that began in the 1940s. In 2004, she told the New Humanist about her late-onset writer’s block. She confided that following the publication of According to Queenie (2001),...
    — Oct 7 2011
  • Beryl Bainbridge’s Bobby Kennedy Novel By WILLIAM BOYD Published: September 9, 2011 On May 30, 1888, Anton Chekhov wrote exasperatedly to a friend, the newspaper editor A. S. Suvorin, complaining about the state of contemporary Russian...
    — Sep 9 2011
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    — Aug 25 2011
  • By Michael Dirda A few months back, the people behind the Man Booker Prize, Britain’s highest honor for fiction, decided that the late Beryl Bainbridge deserved a special award. When the much beloved writer died last year at age 77, tributes galore...
    — Aug 24 2011

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