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Beryl Bainbridge

Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge DBE (21 November 1932 – 2 July 2010) was an English author from Liverpool. She was primarily known for her works of psychological fiction, often set among the English working classes. Bainbridge won the Whitbread Awards prize for best novel in 1977 and 1996; she was nominated five times for the Booker Prize. She was described in 2007 as "a national treasure". In 2008, The Times newspaper named Bainbridge among their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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Booker Prize Winners - Shortlists
... Karl Miller Edna O'Brien Mary McCarthy Beryl Bainbridge The Dressmaker Duckworth Elizabeth Mavor The Green Equinox Michael Joseph Iris Murdoch The Black Prince ... Kingsley Amis Ending Up Jonathan Cape Beryl Bainbridge The Bottle Factory Outing Duckworth C ... Trevor The Children of Dynmouth Bodley Head 1977 Paul Scott Staying On Heinemann Philip Larkin Beryl Bainbridge Brendon Gill David Hughes Robin Ray Paul Bailey Peter Smart's ...

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