WorldCat Identities

Bainbridge, Beryl

Works: 5 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 128 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.A3195, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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 35 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
Merri Creek aquatic and semi-aquatic planting guide by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moreland remnant vegetation assessment : prepared for Moreland City Council : 1998 by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 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
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.41 for The girl i ... to 0.86 for Moreland r ...)

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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