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Drabble, Margaret 1939-

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The Oxford companion to English literature by Paul Harvey( Book )

190 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 9,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 9,000 alphabetical entries including biographical information on authors, composers and artists, 2,000 plot summaries, movements in literature, literary prizes, and articles on literary societies
The radiant way by Margaret Drabble( Book )

65 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of three Englishwomen, good friends since Cambridge, as they cope with changes in their world and within themselves
A natural curiosity by Margaret Drabble( Book )

62 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the story of Alix, Liz, and Esther Breuer begun in "The radiant way" and now in "post-imperial, post industrial" 1980s England seeking to learn the truths of their lives
The realms of gold by Margaret Drabble( Book )

111 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English archaeologist Frances Wingate, divorced mother of four, and distinguished scholar Karel Schmidt, selfless and marriage-imprisoned, stay-at-home, come inexorably together once more after years of on-again, off-again romance
The concise Oxford companion to English literature by Margaret Drabble( Book )

107 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the 5th ed. of the Oxford companion to English literature. Lists entries for major authors born in or before 1939
The needle's eye, a novel by Margaret Drabble( Book )

125 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Camish, an embittered, diffident lawyer in a loveless marriage, would not have particularly noticed Rose Vassiliou had he not been asked to drive her home one night after a dinner party. Yet at one time she had been notorious-her name constantly in the news. Now, separated from her Greek husband, she lives alone with her three children. Despite all the efforts and sneers of her friends, she refuses to move from her slum house in a decaying neighborhood to which she has become attached. Gradually, Simon becomes aware that Rose is a woman of remarkable integrity and courage. He is drawn into her affairs when her husband takes legal action to reopen the question of custody of the children-a scheme for getting his wife back. And, while the precise nature of their ties eludes him, Simon comes to realize that Rose and her Greek ex-husband are forever and inextricably bound to each other
The sea lady : a late romance by Margaret Drabble( Book )

56 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist scholar and television pundit Ailsa Kelman and marine biologist Humphrey Clark, once childhood friends who have not seen each other since a brief, disastrous marriage in the 1960s, head back to the scene of their happy youth to attend an awards ceremony and find they have unresolved feelings for each other
The ice age by Margaret Drabble( Book )

102 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A constellation of lives in the hard-pressed England of the sixties and seventies, each at a crucial point of change. At the center: an energetic, interesting woman at midlife, a pretty ex-actress anxiously caring for her family while experimenting inside a new, generous, romantic relationship; and her lover, a handsome man of tact and feeling, dissatisfied with his past, leaving his respectable BBC job and entering the excitements and corruptions of high (chancy) finance. Around them, others who represent facets of their future: a real estate tycoon enmeshed in a tricky, ambitious enterprise that has catastrophically backfired; a young rogue of a girl poised between the joys of being kept by an adventurer and a longing for respectable marriage; and a troubled teenager testing her mother's love while involved in a terrifying imbroglio behind the Iron Curtain.--Adapted from
The seven sisters by Margaret Drabble( Book )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divorced and estranged from her grown daughters, Candida Wilton moves to a rundown flat well below her means and finds exhilaration in her self-imposed poverty, during which she confides her thoughts to a computer and makes friends with new peers
The peppered moth by Margaret Drabble( Book )

52 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Faro Gaulden visits Breaseborough, a mining town in South Yorkshire, she wonders what her life would have been like had her grandmother not left there as a young girl. As she soon learns, the past has a way of reasserting itself, not unlike the peppered moth that was once thought to be near extinction but is now enjoying a sudden unexplained resurgence
The middle ground by Margaret Drabble( Book )

93 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful journalist and vibrant woman in her forties pauses in her life before opening herself to the unseen future
The dark flood rises by Margaret Drabble( Book )

28 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A magnificently mordant reckoning with mortality by the great British novelist. Francesca Stubbs has a very full life. A highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself getting on in age, she drives restlessly round England, which is 'her last love'. She wants to 'see it all before she dies'. Amid the professional conferences she attends, she fits in visits to old friends, brings home-cooked dinners to her ex-husband, texts her son, who is grieving over the sudden death of his girlfriend, and drops in on her daughter, a quirky young woman who lives in a floodplain in the West Country. The space between vitality and mortality suddenly seems narrow, but Fran is not ready to settle yet, with a 'cat upon her knee'. She still prizes her 'frisson of autonomy', her belief in herself as a dynamic individual doing meaningful work in the world. This dark and glittering novel moves back and forth between an interconnected group of family and friends in England and a seemingly idyllic expat community in the Canary Islands. It is set against a backdrop of rising flood tides in Britain and the seismic fragility of the Canaries, where we also observe the flow of immigrants from an increasingly war-torn Middle East. With Margaret Drabble's characteristic wit and deceptively simple prose, The Dark Flood Rises enthralls, entertains, and asks existential questions in equal measure. Of course, there is undeniable truth in Francesca's insight: 'Old age, it's a fucking disaster!'"--
The pure gold baby by Margaret Drabble( Book )

43 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her promising career in 1960s London interrupted by an affair with a married professor that renders her a single mother, Jessica Speight faces wrenching questions about responsibility, potential, and compassion when her sunny child reveals unique needs
The witch of Exmoor by Margaret Drabble( Book )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric English grandmother as seen by her children. One of the more disturbing aspects of Frieda Palmer, a wealthy freethinker and political crusader, is that she has sold the family house to live as a hermit. The children are worried she might blow the rest of the inheritance
The millstone : a novel by Margaret Drabble( Book )

198 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Drabble's affecting novel, set in London during the 1960s, about a casual love affair, an unplanned pregnancy, and one young woman's decision to become a mother
The gates of ivory by Margaret Drabble( Book )

48 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful London psychiatrist, Liz Headleland receives a mysterious package from her old friend Stephen Cox which takes her to the chaos and corruption of Southeast Asia
The waterfall by Margaret Drabble( Book )

121 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gift from Kansas City Library. This is a story of Jane, poetess and failed wife full of guilt and self-doubt, who has given up hope until redeemed and restored to herself unexpectedly by love
The red queen : a transcultural tragicomedy by Margaret Drabble( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Receiving the two-hundred-year-old memoir of a Korean crown princess from an anonymous sender, Oxford student Barbara Halliwell reads about the princess's life and finds profound changes occurring within her present-day London home
The Genius of Thomas Hardy by Margaret Drabble( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arnold Bennett : a biography by Margaret Drabble( Book )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelist's biography of a novelist
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The Oxford companion to English literature
The radiant wayA natural curiosityThe realms of goldThe concise Oxford companion to English literatureThe needle's eye, a novelThe sea lady : a late romanceThe ice ageThe seven sisters
Alternative Names
Doraburu, Magaretto

Doraburu, Māgaretto 1939-

Drabble Margaret

Drabble Swift, Margaret 1939-

Drabblová, Margaret.

Drabblová, Margaret, 1939-

Drable, Mārgarita 1939-

Drebbl, Margaret

Drėbbl, Margaret 1939-

Drebl Margareta

Duraebul, Magorit

Dŭraebŭl, Magŏrit 1939-

Margaret Drabble britische Schriftstellerin und Literaturkritikerin

Margaret Drabble Brits auteur

Margaret Drabble scrittrice, critica letteraria e biografa britannica

Swift, Margaret

Swift Margaret 1939-....

Μάργκαρετ Ντραμπλ

Дрэббл Маргарет

Дрэббл, Маргарет 1939-

Маргарет Драбъл

דראבל, מארגרט

דרבל, מרגרט

דרבל, מרגרט 1939-

מרגרט דראבל סופרת בריטית

مارغريت درابل روائية وكاتبة وناقدة فنية بريطانية

مارگارت درابل

드래블, 마거릿

드래블, 마거릿 1939-

ドラブル, M

ドラブル, マーガレット