Beryl Bainbridge

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  • Brett Josef Grubisic (University of British Columbia)

With the release of her first novel in the spring of 1967, thirty four-year old Beryl Bainbridge inaugurated a prolific writing career. In addition to her sixteen novels, Bainbridge published non-fiction, short stories, television and film scripts, plays for radio and stage, theatre reviews, and newspaper columns. She continued to write during her treatment for lung cancer, and in the months before her death on July 2, 2010, she was reported to be putting finishing touches on The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress, a novel about a young woman named Rose who is journeying through the United States at the time of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination.

Bainbridge was born in Liverpool on November 21, 1932, and grew up in Formby, a …

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Grubisic, Brett Josef. "Beryl Bainbridge". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2011
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