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Bernardine Bishop - Author


The great-granddaughter of the poet Alice Meynell, Bernardine Bishop is one of only two surviving witnesses from the Lady Chatterley trial in 1960. After writing two early novels, she taught in a London comprehensive school for ten years and then went on to have a distinguished career as a psychotherapist, during which she brought up her two sons. Cancer forced her retirement in 2010 and she returned to her first love, fiction. Bernardine Bishop died in July 2013.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Bernardine Bishop

Hidden Knowledge by Bernardine Bishop
Hidden Knowledge
Bernardine Bishop
An emotionally complex, at times disturbing but ultimately fascinating book that has at its heart the terrible impact of child abuse. Yet it is also about so much more than that as abuse is just one thing in the lives...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
Unexpected Lessons in Love by Bernardine Bishop
Unexpected Lessons in Love
Bernardine Bishop
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2013. With the wit of Marina Lewycka, the piercing observation of Jane Gardam, and the bittersweet charm of Mary Wesley, this will appeal to all who?loved Major Pettigrew's Last Stand or The Guernsey Literary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013

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