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Forster, Margaret 1938-2016

Works: 176 works in 1,122 publications in 10 languages and 26,102 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6056.O695, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Margaret Forster
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Significant sisters : the grassroots of active feminism, 1839-1939 by Margaret Forster( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays eight women's rights advocates of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Caroline Norton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Florence Nightingale, Emily Davies, Josephine Butler, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, and Emma Goldman. Determined, foresightful leaders, the pioneers of contemporary feminism, these women fought unprecedented battles for women's rights in eight separate spheres of activity--law, the professions, employment, education, sexual morality, politics, birth control, and ideology
Daphne du Maurier : the secret life of the renowned storyteller by Margaret Forster( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings to light the complex character of Du Maurier, revealing secrets and offering insights into her life and work
Elizabeth Barrett Browning : a biography by Margaret Forster( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on hundreds of newly discovered letters, this biography yields a fresh perspective on the eccentric life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Lady's maid by Margaret Forster( Book )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy young woman, Elizabeth "Lily" Wilson, comes from Newcastle to London in 1844 to become Elizabeth Barrett's maid and proves to be indispensable to the invalid poet and of her subsequent marriage to Robert Browning
Keeping the world away : a novel by Margaret Forster( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate painting of a quiet corner of an attic room, created by Gwen, Rodin's lover, has a profound influence on several women whose lives it touches, including Gwen and Charlotte, a dreamy Edwardian intellectual
The unknown bridesmaid by Margaret Forster( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Julia was eight, she was asked to be a bridesmaid at her glamorous cousin's wedding. Her mother saw this as a chore - expensive, inconvenient - but Julia was absolutely thrilled. When the time came, even the fact that her bridesmaid's dress didn't fit, and was plain cream rather than the pink she'd hoped for, couldn't ruin the perfection. But after this day things started to go wrong for Julia, starting with an episode involving her cousin's baby, a pram and an unauthorised trip around the block. A lifetime later, Julia is a child psychologist who every day deals with young girls said to be behaving badly. Some are stealing, some are running away from home, some are sullen, some won't get out of bed or are on strike. But one day, Julia's own past starts to creep back into her present. And as she struggles to come to terms with this, she must confront the possibility that the truth may not be as devastating as she feared
Georgy girl( Visual )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warm, winning and fun-loving Georgy rooms with a sultry, moody Meredith. Meredith gets a baby with Jos but Georgy winds up taking care of the baby. Georgy becomes the object of desire of a wealthy widower and Jos
Memoirs of a Victorian gentleman, William Makepeace Thackeray by Margaret Forster( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Russian and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rash adventurer; the rise and fall of Charles Edward Stuart by Margaret Forster( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart (31 December 1720 ? 31 January 1788) commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or The Young Pretender was the second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. This claim was as the eldest son of James Francis Edward Stuart, himself the son of King James VII and II. Charles is perhaps best known as the instigator of the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745, in which he led an insurrection to restore an absolute monarchy in the Kingdom of Great Britain, which ended in defeat at the Battle of Culloden that effectively ended the Jacobite cause. Charles's flight from Scotland after the uprising has rendered him a romantic figure of heroic failure in later representations."--Wikipedia
Isa & May by Margaret Forster( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curiously named Isamay, a would be academic, is trying to write a coherent thesis about grandmothers in history from Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand to the matriarchal Queen Victoria and other influential grannies while constantly ambushed by the secrets her own family has been keeping
Elizabeth Barrett Browning : selected poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on previously neglected manuscripts, this new study deconstructs the gender and genre ideologies obscuring the achievement of England's first major woman poet. Marjorie Stone resituates Elizabeth Barrett Browning in her cultural context, demonstrating her prominence in nineteenth-century literary history and Victorian feminist discourse. Close readings reveal the allusive intertextuality of Barrett Browning's works, her revisions of the Romantics, her innovations in a range of genres and her creation of emancipatory strategies for the woman writer."--Jacket
Diary of an ordinary woman 1914-1995 by Margaret Forster( Book )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented as the journal of a real-life woman who was born in 1901 and died in 1995, this is a fictional account of a young woman, Millie, who starts her diary at the age of 13, on the eve of the Great War. Here is twentieth-century woman in close-up coping with the tragedies and upheavals of women's lives from WWI to Greenham Common and beyond. A triumph of resolution and evocation, this is a beautifully observed story of an ordinary woman's life - a narrative where every word rings true
Over by Margaret Forster( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over is a novel about what happens after a tragedy in a family. A daughter has died, suddenly, shockingly, and the different ways in which her parents respond to the tragedy, and how this affects the other siblings, is at the heart of things
Private papers by Margaret Forster( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Penelope, the family is everything. Her daughters, however, had different ideas. Rosemary rejected the ideal of motherhood & family life; Jess was destroyed by it; Celia found it eluded her. Only Emily pursued her mother's ideal, with bad results
Have the men had enough? by Margaret Forster( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do men run away from? Not war, not physical hardship, but the day-to-day emotional demands of impossible domestic situations. That's women's work. This is a story of female courage, where black comedy turns to disturbing pathos revolving around the rights of an indomitable woman
The battle for Christabel by Margaret Forster( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the single mother of a young child is tragically killed in a climbing accident, the battle lines are drawn. On one side are Christabel's indomitable Scottish grandmother and Isobel, a friend of the family. On the other, are Betty, the foster mother, and the social workers. Everyone suffers, but the main casualty is the child
Is there anything you want? by Margaret Forster( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the stories of several women whose lives have been scarred and changed by a shared experience, all connected by the same hospital clinic in a small northern town
Shadow baby by Margaret Forster( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evie, born in 1887, and Shona, born in 1956, have one thing in common: both were abandoned as babies by their mothers. Different times, different circumstances, but they both grow up sharing the same obsession. Each sets out to haunt her mother, with terrible consequences for everyone involved
Hidden lives : a family memoir by Margaret Forster( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den engelske forfatter (f. 1938) fortæller om sin mormors, sin mors og sit eget liv og om de tre generationers livsbetingelser
Precious lives by Margaret Forster( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein von Sympathie und Mitleid getragener Bericht der Autorin über den frühen Krebstod einer Freundin und das langsame Sterben ihres hochbetagten Vaters
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Keeping the world away : a novel
Alternative Names
Davies, Margaret Forster.

Davies, Margaret Forster 1938-

Davies Margaret Forster 1938-2016

Forster Margaret

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Forstere, Mārgareta 1938-

Margaret Forster britische Schriftstellerin

Margaret Forster Brits auteur

Margaret Forster écrivaine britannique

Margaret Forster escriptora britànica

Margaret Forster escritora británica

Маргарет Форстер

Форстер, Маргарет 1938-

מרגרט פורסטר סופרת בריטית

مارغريت فورستر

مارغريت فورستر كاتبة بريطانية

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Daphne du Maurier : the secret life of the renowned storytellerElizabeth Barrett Browning : a biographyLady's maidKeeping the world away : a novelIsa & MayElizabeth Barrett Browning : selected poemsDiary of an ordinary woman 1914-1995Over