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Bainbridge, Beryl 1932-2010

Works: 215 works in 1,448 publications in 11 languages and 23,511 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  War stories  Humorous fiction  Legal fiction (Literature) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6052.A3195, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Beryl Bainbridge
Master Georgie : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

63 editions published between 1998 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,457 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. By the author of Every Man for Himself
Every man for himself by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

72 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,359 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 bottle factory outing by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

91 editions published between 1974 and 2023 in 4 languages and held by 1,229 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 from Brenda; passions run high on that chilly day of freedom... " --Publisher
According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

52 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 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 birthday boys by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictional recreation of the last journey of Captain Scott and the four men he led to their deaths in Antarctica in 1912
A quiet life : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

54 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 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
Watson's apology by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

45 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Thursday 12th October 1871 respectable citizens of Victorian London were shocked to read in their morning newspaper of a brutal murder that had taken place in Stockwell. The murderer was not the usual kind of ruffian, but the Rev. J.S. Watson, an elderly clergyman and former head master, who had bludgeoned his wife to death on their return from church
Young Adolf : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

70 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story based on a journal entry of Adolph Hitler
The girl in the polka-dot dress by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 989 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
Injury time : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

60 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 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 )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road lawyer Douglas Ashburner has never been much of a womanizer. So when he tells his wife he's going on a fishing holiday, she takes his word for it. But instead of leaving London for Scotland, he departs from Heathrow to Moscow. Douglas is tagging along with his mistress, a sculptor named Nina St. Clair, on a tour of Russia arranged by the Soviet Artists' Union. Accompanying them on the trip are two other artists: the impudent Bernard Douglas and the irritable Enid Dwyer. Once in Moscow, Ashburner starts to wish he really had gone fishing. He promptly loses his luggage, the food is terrible, the art is horrific, and their tour guide is downright militant. But when Nina slips out to a last-minute lunch appointment and never returns, things go from bad to disastrous. Motives are unclear. Identities are mistaken. And as the group travels from the capital to Lenigrad to Tblisi, confusion, contradictions, and even hallucinations abound. Ripe with the scathing wit, eccentric characters, and richly morbid atmosphere that have earned award-winning author Beryl Bainbridge both a cult following and mainstream praise, Winter Garden is a psychological thriller that turns an ironic lens on the social mores of modern life
Harriet said by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

59 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet maintains that there's little to salvage from loving someone except experience. When her friend meets an older, married man there's so much mischief two teenage girls can get up, but also dangers they cannot imagine
Sweet William : a novel by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann is waiting to be summoned to America by her fiance Gerald when she meets William. He gives her a ring, his body, his love, just as he gave them to his ex-wife, his current wife and his mistresses. So how can Ann live with William? More to the point, how can she live without him?
Front row : evenings at the theatre : pieces from the oldie by Beryl Bainbridge( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 747 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
An awfully big adventure by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told with black humour, this is the story of a group of no-hope rep actors in Liverpool in the mid-50s, doing Peter Pan. Stella, the heroine who is Tinkerbell, is a sad and lonely young woman who repeatedly calls the speaking clock for comfort. This book was shortlisted for The Booker Prize 1990
Another part of the wood by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

57 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 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
A weekend with Claude by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old snapshot shows a group of friends lounging in the sunshine, on a weekend in the country at the invitation of bearded, satyric Claude and his wife Julia. The girl in the centre is dreamy Lily, whose latest failed love affair forms the purpose of the weekend, as Lily's friends set out to help her ensnare an unwitting father for her unborn child. Next to her is Norman, a Marxist romantic hell-bent on seducing his milk-white hostess; behind them is old, persecuted Shebah; and, slightly apart, the young man on whom all hopes are pinned: quiet, pleasant Edward
The dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

65 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wartime Liverpool is a place of ration books and jobs in munitions factories. Rita, living with her two aunts Nellie and Margo, is emotionally naive and withdrawn. When she meets Ira, a GI, at a neoghbour's party she falls in love almost as much with the idea of life as a GI bride as with the man himself. But Nellie and Margo are not so blind
Mum and Mr. Armitage : selected stories of Beryl Bainbridge by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret glass by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Liverpool and Lancashire during World War II, a repressed dressmaker and her sister struggle looking after their 17-year-old niece, who is having a delusional affair with an American soldier
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Front row : evenings at the theatre : pieces from the oldie
Every man for himselfThe bottle factory outingAccording to QueeneyThe birthday boysA quiet life : a novelWatson's apologyYoung Adolf : a novelThe girl in the polka-dot dress
Alternative Names
Bainbridge Beryl

Bainbridge, Beryl 1933-

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Bainbridge, Beryl 1934-2010

Bainbridge, Beryl M. 1932-2010

Bainbridge Beryl Margaret

Bainbridge, Beryl Margaret 1932-2010

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Bêynbrîdǧ, Berîl 1932-2010

Байнбридж Б. 1934-2010

Бейнбридж Б. М. 1934-2010

Бейнбридж, Берил, 1932-2010.

Бейнбридж, Берил Маргарет

Берил Бейнбридж

ביינברידג', בריל 1932-2010

ביינברידג', בריל, 1933-

בינברידג', בריל 1932-2010

בריל ביינברידג'

בריל ביינברידג' סופרת בריטית

بریل بینبریج بازیگر و فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

بيريل بينبريج

بيريل بينبريدج كاتبة إنجليزية

베인브리지, 베릴 1932-2010




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