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Forster, Margaret 1938-2016

Works: 188 works in 1,231 publications in 10 languages and 25,733 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographical fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Diary fiction 
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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Most widely held works by Margaret Forster
Significant sisters : the grassroots of active feminism, 1839-1939 by Margaret Forster( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,808 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
Elizabeth Barrett Browning : a biography by Margaret Forster( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,659 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
Daphne du Maurier : the secret life of the renowned storyteller by Margaret Forster( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings to light the complex character of Du Maurier, revealing secrets and offering insights into her life and work
Lady's maid by Margaret Forster( Book )

59 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,603 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 )

39 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,300 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 )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Julia was eight, she was asked to be a bridesmaid at her beautiful cousin Iris's wedding. Her mother saw this as a chore--expensive, inconvenient-- but Julia was 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 day. But after this, things began to go wrong for Julia, starting with an episode involving her cousin's baby, a pram and a secret trip round the block. A lifetime later, Julia is a child psychologist working with young girls at risk. In her sessions, Julia has a knack for determining which of her young patients are truly troubled, and which are simply at the mercy of the oppressive adults around them
Georgy girl( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Warm, winning and fun-loving Georgy (Redgrave) doesn't fit into the swinging London social scene, but years for a traditional life and traditional romance. She shares rooms with the sultry, moody Meredith (Charlotte Rampling), who lives for the moment and the next available man. Currently, that man is Jos (Bates). When Meredith and Jos have a babe, Meredith is indifferent, but Georgy is thrilled and winds up taking care of the baby. Now, radiant with motherly feelings, Georgy suddenly becomes the object of desire of a wealthy widower (Mason) - and Jos!"--Container
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 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 592 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
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

A collection of works by the great English poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Isa & May by Margaret Forster( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 578 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
Diary of an ordinary woman 1914-1995 by Margaret Forster( Book )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 544 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 )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 502 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
Have the men had enough? by Margaret Forster( Book )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 475 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
Private papers by Margaret Forster( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 467 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
The battle for Christabel by Margaret Forster( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the single mother of a young child is killed, the battle lines are drawn. On one side are Christabel's indomitable Scottish grandmother, and Isobel, the unsentimental narrator. On the other, are the foster mother and the social workers. Everyone suffers, but the main casualty is the child
Shadow baby by Margaret Forster( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 400 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
The memory box by Margaret Forster( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dying woman leaves a sealed box for her baby daughter. Years later, as a young woman, the daughter Catherine finds the mysterious box, addressed to her, full of unexplained objects, and she starts to unpack the story of a woman whom she never knew but who has cast a shadow over her life
Hidden lives : a family memoir by Margaret Forster( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 25 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 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 British writer

Margaret Forster Brits auteur

Margaret Forster écrivaine britannique

Margaret Forster escriptora britànica

Margaret Forster escritora británica

Margaret Forster scriitoare britanică

Margaret Forster Suurbritannia kirjanik

Маргарет Форстер

Форстер, Маргарет 1938-

מרגרט פורסטר סופרת בריטית

مارغريت فورستر

مارغريت فورستر كاتبة بريطانية

مارقریت فورستر

フォースター, マーガレット


Elizabeth Barrett Browning : a biographyDaphne du Maurier : the secret life of the renowned storytellerLady's maidKeeping the world away : a novelElizabeth Barrett Browning : selected poemsIsa & MayDiary of an ordinary woman 1914-1995Over