WorldCat Identities

Bainbridge, Beryl 1932-2010

Works: 125 works in 1,086 publications in 13 languages and 25,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Humorous stories  Sea stories  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.A3195, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Beryl Bainbridge
Master Georgie : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the 1854 Crimean War featuring a homosexual surgeon who volunteers to prove his manhood. He is George Hardy of Liverpool and he is accompanied by an assistant, a maid who bore the children which his barren wife claims
Every man for himself by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

63 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sinking of the Titanic featuring Morgan, an American playboy who is the nephew of the ship's owner. After days of boozing and wenching, Morgan gets the opportunity to prove that he can also be a hero. By the author of The Birthday Boys
The birthday boys by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1912, told from several points of view, Scott's as well as that of his men. The London Evening Standard called it "a daring leap of emphatic imagination."
According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson, the literary giant of mid-eighteenth century London, becomes part of the chaotic household of wealthy brewer Henry Thrale
The bottle factory outing by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

71 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freda and Brenda spend their days working in an Italian-run wine-bottling factory. A work outing offers promise for Freda, and terror for Brenda, passions run high on that chilly day of freedom, and life after the outing never returns to normal."
The girl in the polka-dot dress by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the tumultuous spring of 1968 a young English woman, Rose, travels from London to the United States to meet a man she knows as Washington Harold. In her suitcase are a polka dot dress and a one-way ticket. In an America recently convulsed by the April assassination of Martin Luther King and subsequent urban riots, they begin a search for the charismatic and elusive Dr. Wheeler - sage, prophet and, possibly, redeemer - who rescued Rose from a dreadful childhood and against whom Harold holds a seething grudge. As they follow their quarry cross-country in a camper they encounter the odd remnants of Wheeler acolytes who harbor festering cultural and political grievances. Along the way, a famous artist is shot in New York, mutilated soldiers are evacuated from Vietnam, race hatred explodes in ghettos and suburbs and casual madness blossoms at revival meetings. Many believe America's only hope is presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, whose campaign trail echoes Rose and Harold's pilgrimage. Both will conclude in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel one infamous night in June. Subversive, sinister and marvelously vivid, Beryl Bainbridge's great last novel evokes a nation on the brink of self-destruction with artful brilliance."--Publisher's description
A quiet life : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a family consisting of two parents, Joe and Connie, and their two children, Madge and Alan is shown in this book... A Quiet Life describes the ups and downs of the family after WWII. Joe once had a great business, but after some events in the war, he is now bankrupt and is listening to the `wireless', as they called it (radio in our days). Connie, a woman who married Joe years ago because of his wealth, is now a very strict lady who reads novels at the train station alone every night, while during the day, she drinks tea. The daughter, Madge, is a girl who walks along the mine-filled seaside every night. She is a girl who is trusted by her mother, who often believes the lies of Madge, making her able to get away from the troubles she has done. Lastly, the main character is Alan, who is a 17 year old teenager who falls in love with Janet, another girl in his school. The main idea of the book is shown in the title, A Quiet Life, because it is about Alan, trying to have his own life different from the kind he grew up in. Why he wants his own life is because there is a lot of chaos going on around the house that he has to put up with and try to live through them everyday. Starting with Alan and Madge meeting each other inside the café, a shift is made to the actual life these two children grew up in... During the story, Alan often argues with his sister about going to see a German P.O.W and almost causing a disaster for the family. These are only some of the problems that occurred within this spoiled family. --Eric Lin at
An awfully big adventure by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

52 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een eigenzinnig 16-jarig meisje krijgt in 1950 een baantje bij een toneelgezelschap in Liverpool, waar tijdens haar aanwezigheid grote en kleine rampen gebeuren
Young Adolf : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

51 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story based on a journal entry of Adolph Hitler
Watson's apology by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly clergyman and headmaster John Watson marries governess Ann Armstrong, then recoils in disgust from sexual relations. Bitterly unhappy, his wife takes to drink, and the couple taunt each other for twenty years before Watson's mind gives way to his psychotic fury
Injury time : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

49 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward is throwing a dinner party with his mistress. Aware that she has long been denied those small intimacies that his wife takes for granted. Things seem to be going well but then some uninvited guests arrive and Edward is going to be late home
Winter garden by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and French and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet William : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Schotse schrijver weet door zijn kinderlijke rechtlijnigheid alle vrouwen waarop hij zijn zinnen heeft gezet voor zich te winnen
Harriet said by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

54 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet said.,1972
The dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naive Rita is living with her Aunts Nellie and Margo in wartime Liverpool. Her innocence ends when she falls in love with a sullen, insensitive American soldier
A weekend with Claude by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another part of the wood by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two families have teamed up for a holiday in Wales. But in one of the huts in their forest encampment disaster is waiting for them
Mum and Mr. Armitage : selected stories of Beryl Bainbridge by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret glass by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front row : evenings at the theatre : pieces from the oldie by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Front Row is a collection of Beryl Bainbridge's best writing about the theatre. It contains fascinating insights into the work of such contemporaries as Alan Bennett, Alan Rickmann and Ronald Harwood, alongside amusing sketches of the actors Bainbridge worked with in her early years, including Judith Chalmers and Billie Whitelaw. And in her autobiographical introduction, Beryl Bainbridge evokes all the magic that the footlights possess for her."--Jacket
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.03 for Front row ... to 0.91 for The buffal ...)

Every man for himself
Alternative Names
Bainbridge, Beryl

Bainbridge, Beryl 1933-

Bainbridge, Beryl 1934-

Bainbridge, Beryl M. 1932-2010

Bainbridge, Beryl Margaret

Bainbridge, Beryl Margaret 1932-2010

Beryl Bainbridge britische Schriftstellerin und Schauspielerin

Beryl Bainbridge britisk manusforfattar og skodespelar

Beryl Bainbridge britisk manusforfatter og skuespiller

Beryl Bainbridge britisk manuskriptforfatter og skuespiller

Beryl Bainbridge Brits acteur

Beryl Bainbridge brittisk manusfrfattare och skdespelare

Beryl Bainbridge scrittrice britannica

Beryl Bainbridge skieuse alpine autrichienne

Bynbrdǧ, Berl 1932-2010

Берил Бейнбридж

בריל ביינברידג'

Every man for himselfThe birthday boysAccording to QueeneyThe bottle factory outingThe girl in the polka-dot dressA quiet life : a novelAn awfully big adventureYoung Adolf : a novel