WorldCat Identities

Bainbridge, Beryl

Overview
Works: 5 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 120 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.A3195, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beryl Bainbridge
The girl in the polka dot dress by Beryl Bainbridge( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1968, a young English woman, Rose, travels from London to the United States to meet a man she knows as Washington Harold. In an America recently convulsed by the April assassination of Martin Luther King and subsequent urban riots, the two begin a search for Dr. Wheeler, the man who rescued Rose from a dreadful childhood. As they follow their quarry cross-country, their pilgrimage echoes the campaign trail of presidential candidate Robert Kennedy. Both will conclude in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel one infamous night in June
Moreland remnant vegetation assessment : prepared for Moreland City Council : 1998 by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merri Creek aquatic and semi-aquatic planting guide by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An awfully big adventure by Beryl Bainbridge( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: In postwar Liverpool, a teenager joins a theater troupe to escape her working-class life-and is drawn into a darker world. From one of Britain's best-loved novelists, this is the story of Stella Bradshaw, an orphaned sixteen-year-old with dreams of getting out of her boardinghouse in the slums. Unwilling to resign herself to a job at Woolworth's, she finds a place at the Liverpool Repertory Company instead. She quickly falls head over heels for the rundown theater's dissolute director, Meredith Potter, but he has no interest in her. And Stella is too naIve to understand why. As she tries to gain experience with other colleagues in the hope of one day seducing Meredith, the director is faced with a crisis when a cast member is injured just as the company's production of Peter Pan is about to open. The replacement is an older man, a war hero and a prominent actor-and he's instantly drawn to Stella. But while the romance that follows may be innocent, its implications are far from wholesome. Named by the Times (London) as one of the "fifty greatest British writers since 1945," author Beryl Bainbridge portrays working-class England in the aftermath of World War II with her signature dark humor and dry wit. Adapted into a 1995 film starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, An Awfully Big Adventure is an atmospheric historical novel about the loss of innocence with a definitively modern-and chilling-twist.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Beryl Bainbridge including rare images from the author's estate
The birthday boys by Beryl Bainbridge( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic, fictionalized account of Robert Falcon Scott's famed and fatal expedition to Antarctica by one of Britain's best-loved authors. Departing from Cardiff in 1910, the Terra Nova entered dark waters and headed south. On board were Petty Officer Edgar "Taff" Evans, Dr. Edward "Uncle Bill" Wilson, Capt. Robert Falcon "Con" Scott, Lt. Henry Robertson "Birdie" Bowers, and Capt. Lawrence Edward "Titus" Oates. Through an imaginative yet historically accurate retelling of the crew's mission to become the first explorers to reach the South Pole-and with each of the book's five chapters narrated from the unique perspective of one of these men-author Beryl Bainbridge imbues a tragic and thrilling adventure story with profound psychological, metaphysical, and emotional insight. The first three chapters of The Birthday Boys-recounted by Evans, Wilson, and Scott, respectively-tell of the preparations and fundraising required for the journey, two stopovers in Madeira and South Trinidad Island, and the difficult conditions the expedition faces when they land on Antarctica. It is Wilson who first fears for the safety of the crew, when from atop the ship's crow's-nest he spies a fantastical half-man-half-bird creature flying above the sea. The doctor is certain this apparition is a harbinger of death. Troubles then ensue when Scott sets up a base camp at Cape Evans as well as several depots in the direction of the South Pole. The motor sledge breaks down almost immediately, several ponies are lost to the harsh elements, and it is revealed that a competing polar expedition led by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen is already well ahead of Scott's team. In the final two chapters-told by Bowers and Oates-readers are taken on a dangerous but spectacular detour to a penguin rookery, where the men witness gorgeous auroras, build an igloo, gather eggs, and slaughter the arctic birds for their blubber. When a violent blizzard hits, it looks as if no one will make it out alive. But brotherly love in the face of all odds gives the men the power to survive, and the five heroes set off on their final march to the South Pole. Though history has already revealed the catastrophic end of this tale, Bainbridge shows us the bravery, courage, and humanity essential to the adventure. Masterfully blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction, The Birthday Boys is a compelling historical biography that challenges readers to discover truths that can only be reached through the imagination. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Beryl Bainbridge including rare images from the author's estate
 
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Alternative Names
Bainbridge, B. J. 1919-2009

Bainbridge, B. J. (Beryl Joan), 1919-2009

Bainbridge, Be 1919-2009

Bainbridge, Be. J. 1919-2009

Bainbridge, Beryl Joan 1919-2009

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