Beryl Bainbridge

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Top 10 forests in fiction | Zoe Gilbert
Daphne du Maurier, Mervyn Peake and Angela Carter are among the authors enchanted by these shadowy borderlands of civilisation

Zoe Gilbert

15, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 political travel books
From Beryl Bainbridge in Milton Keynes to Salman Rushdie in Nicaragua, politics has driven many writers’ journeys

Edward Platt

22, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Top 10 houseguests in fiction | Jessica Francis Kane
Visits are great engines for storytelling – and from Jane Austen to Ali Smith, here are some of the best

Jessica Francis Kane

12, Jun, 2019 @9:48 AM

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Top 10 modern Victorian novels
Narrative tricks minted in the 19th century are still working in contemporary fiction by authors from Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters

Paraic O’Donnell

07, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Carys Davies’ top 10 wilderness books
From Eric Newby’s bliss in the Hindu Kush to Paul Bowles’s Saharan horrors, the novelist shares her favourite visions of unfathomable territory

Carys Davies

09, May, 2018 @10:23 AM

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2016 – a year of celebrating women writers
In a year that has seen landmark biographies, literary reinventions and the loss of some leading lights, here are six female authors whose work lives on

Alex Clark

30, Dec, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Webchat with Brendan King, Beryl Bainbridge's biographer - as it happened
After working for 23 years as Bainbridge’s amenuensis - and helping with her final novel - Brendan King is perfectly placed to answer your questions. Join him at 1pm BST on Friday 28 October, or leave your questions here

Sam Jordison

26, Oct, 2016 @5:12 PM

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The Bottle Factory Outing's unsettling brilliance is short but barbed
The masterful restraint of Beryl Bainbridge’s sentences reveals an author in complete control of her artistry, while the book itself displays unexpected political aptness

Sam Jordison

18, Oct, 2016 @9:52 AM

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Reading group: Beryl Bainbridge's The Bottle Factory Outing is our October choice
‘What originality, what pleasure’ gushed Ronald Blythe on first tasting this 1974 novel. Join us as we uncork it 42 years on

Sam Jordison

11, Oct, 2016 @9:37 AM

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Reading group: which Beryl Bainbridge book should we read in October?
The many times she came close to winning the Booker prize show how good a novelist she was. Please help decide which of her books we’ll read this month

Sam Jordison

04, Oct, 2016 @8:15 AM

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Book reviews roundup: Beryl Bainbridge; All We Shall Know; The Wonder
What the critics thought of Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means by Brendan King; Donal Ryan’s All We Shall Know and The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

30, Sep, 2016 @5:00 PM

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Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means by Brendan King review – the life and loves of a born fibber
Beryl Bainbridge never let the truth get in the way of a good story, making a biography quite a challenge…

Kate Kellaway

11, Sep, 2016 @5:30 AM

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