Margaret Drabble

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From the royals to the Roys, why do siblings fall out so seriously?
It can be the most toxic of family relationships, as told in Shakespeare or Succession. What really lies at the heart of this age-old struggle

Andrew Anthony

24, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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As Diana Rigg's understudy, I never tired of watching her | Margaret Drabble
At the Royal Shakespeare Company, the star’s comic timing was faultless – and her conversation was racy and rich

Margaret Drabble

11, Sep, 2020 @12:45 PM

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Lockdown life in your 20s and 80s by Megan Nolan and Margaret Drabble
Moving back in with parents, drinking too much, the loneliness of Zoom calls and feelings of detachment ... two writers in very different stages of life reflect on their circumstances

Megan Nolan and Margaret Drabble

05, Jun, 2020 @11:00 AM

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In brief: Writers & Lovers; Flash Crash; The Pattern in the Carpet – review
A young writer struggles with love, student loans and grief – and Margaret Drabble’s story of depression and jigsaws

Hannah Beckerman

24, May, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Sally Rooney: 'I want the next thing I do to be the best thing I’ve ever done'
The Normal People author on the joy of Jeeves and the influence of JD Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

Sally Rooney

17, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Love, lifelines and Larkin: the best books to make you feel less alone
From John Williams’s Stoner to Margaret Drabble’s The Millstone, literary worlds offer a vital spark of human connection

Andrew Hunter Murray

21, Feb, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Philip Pullman leads call for UK government action on ebook piracy
Pullman calls piracy ‘an offence against moral justice’ as authors including Kazuo Ishiguro and Margaret Drabble issue warning to business secretary Greg Clark

Alison Flood

08, Apr, 2019 @11:15 AM

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Let’s see more of the Bristol stool chart | Brief letters
Brief letters: NHS | Unemployment | Jilted John | Breakup songs


21, Mar, 2019 @5:51 PM

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Margaret Drabble's Jerusalem the Golden isn't a 'Hampstead novel'
Her books have been derided as cliched tales of monied adultery, and as retreads of northerners’ escapes south – but Jerusalem the Golden is richer and stranger than that

Sam Jordison

17, Oct, 2017 @11:09 AM

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Jerusalem the Golden's less than shining start with critics
Margaret Drabble’s early novel received some very lukewarm reviews, which scolded it for perceived weaknesses that seem much less apparent 50 years on

Sam Jordison

10, Oct, 2017 @11:03 AM

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A London flat and no job: Margaret Drabble shows the Golden age of student life
Jerusalem the Golden’s heroine Clara must balance the demands of family with the opportunities of education. But those dilemmas have grown tougher since 1967

Sam Jordison

03, Oct, 2017 @4:01 PM

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Reading group: Jerusalem the Golden by Margaret Drabble is October's book
It did not win as many headlines as her debut, but this novel casts compelling light on women’s lives in 1960s Britain

Sam Jordison

26, Sep, 2017 @9:57 AM

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