Beryl Bainbridge, According to Queeney

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Beryl Bainbridge, born on 21 November 1934 in Lancashire, spent many years of her life in Liverpool, although more recently she has lived in London. Many of her earliest novels treat her childhood experience and life in Liverpool, for example An Awfully Big Adventure and The Dressmaker. Her later novels, however, deal with real persons and real facts in British history. We can describe these novels, such as According to Queeney or Master Georgie, as historical novels, but perhaps the notion “faction”, a term composed of the two words “fact” and “fiction”, is more appropriate to her specific style of historical writing as it is less focused on understanding historical processes and the realistic painting of a historical picture and more inclined to use historical facts and…

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Citation: Hiltl, Markus. "According to Queeney". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 March 2006 [, accessed 10 December 2023.]

12015 According to Queeney 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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