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Margaret Drabble - Author


Dame Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the author of eighteen novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, The Red Queen, The Sea Lady and most recently, the highly acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby. She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She was appointed CBE in 1980, and made DBE in the 2008 Honours list. She was also awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Margaret Drabble

The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
The Dark Flood Rises
Margaret Drabble
If you are a Margaret Drabble fan then you will know her strength is in characterisation. Here she concentrates on a family and elderly friends with the narrative switching between them as each character analyses the others. It is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble
The Pure Gold Baby
Margaret Drabble
Jess is a young anthropologist who has become pregnant by a married man and gives up her career to raise her child. When she realises that her baby is special her life changes more than she could have imagined it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014

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