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"God's always got a custard pie up his sleeve." -- Margaret Forster
Margaret Forster (born 25 May 1938) is a British author. She was born in Carlisle, England, where she attended Carlisle and County High School for Girls (1949—1956), and then won an Open Scholarship to read modern history at Somerville College, Oxford, from where she graduated in 1960.

After a short period as a teacher at Barnsbury Girls' School in Islington, north London (1961—1963), she has worked as a novelist, biographer and freelance literary critic, contributing regularly to book programmes on television, to BBC Radio 4 and various newspapers and magazines. She was a member of the BBC Advisory Committee on the Social Effects of Television (1975-1977), the Arts Council Literary Panel (1978-1981), and chief reviewer for non-fiction in the Evening Standard (1977-1980). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1975.

Forster is married to the writer, journalist and broadcaster Hunter Davies. They live in London and in the Lake District.

She is the author of many successful novels, including Georgy Girl (1965) (filmed in 1966 and adapted for a short-lived 1970 Broadway musical), Lady's Maid (1990), Diary of an Ordinary Woman (2003), Have the Men Had Enough? (1989) and The Memory Box (1999), two memoirs, Hidden Lives (1995) and Precious Lives (1998), and several acclaimed biographies, most recently Good Wives (2001) and a fictionalised biography of the artist Gwen John, Keeping the world away (2006). She wrote Rich Desserts and Captain's Thin (1997), an account of the Carr's biscuit factory in Carlisle.

She has won awards for both her fiction and non-fiction works :Elizabeth Barrett Browning: a biography (Heinemann Award, 1989); Daphne du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller (Writers' Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction, 1993 - Fawcett Society Book Prize, 1994); Rich Desserts and Captain's Thin: a Family and Their Times 1831-1931 (Lex Prize of The Global Business Book Award, 1997); Precious Lives (J. R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography, 1999).

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Total Books: 148
My Life in Houses
2016 - My Life in Houses (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099593973
ISBN-10: 0099593971
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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The Unknown Bridesmaid
2014 - The Unknown Bridesmaid (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781609452223
ISBN-10: 1609452224
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Lo sguardo di Lily
2012 - Lo Sguardo Di Lily (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788877384980
ISBN-10: 8877384980
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Isa  May
2011 - Isa May (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099542094
ISBN-10: 0099542099
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Keeping the World Away
2008 - Keeping the World Away (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345496348
ISBN-10: 0345496345
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Over
2008 - Over (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099507666
ISBN-10: 0099507668
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Miranda
2007 - Miranda (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783716023716
ISBN-10: 371602371X
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Lady's Maid
2007 - Lady's Maid (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345497437
ISBN-10: 0345497430
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Ich warte darauf dass etwas geschieht
2007 - Ich Warte Darauf Dass Etwas Geschieht (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783596172238
ISBN-10: 3596172233
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The Travels of Maudie Tipstaff
2006 - The Travels of Maudie Tipstaff (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781846480928
ISBN-10: 1846480922
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The Battle for Christabel
2006 - The Battle for Christabel [Isis General Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753173947
ISBN-10: 0753173948
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships
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Ein Zimmer sechs Frauen und ein Bild
2006 - Ein Zimmer Sechs Frauen Und Ein Bild (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783716023556
ISBN-10: 3716023558
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Is There Anything You Want
2006 - Is There Anything You Want (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753173923
ISBN-10: 0753173921
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Georgy Girl
2005 - Georgy Girl (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099478492
ISBN-10: 0099478498
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mother's Boys
2005 - Mother's Boys (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099478522
ISBN-10: 0099478528
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Ich warte darauf da etwas geschieht
2005 - Ich Warte Darauf Da Etwas Geschieht (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783716023389
ISBN-10: 3716023388
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Significant Sisters
2004 - Significant Sisters (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099455578
ISBN-10: 0099455579
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mother Can You Hear Me
2004 - Mother Can You Hear Me (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099455585
ISBN-10: 0099455587
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Diary of an Ordinary Woman
2004 - Diary of an Ordinary Woman (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099449287
ISBN-10: 0099449285
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Dieses so kostbare Leben
2003 - Dieses So Kostbare Leben (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783596158119
ISBN-10: 3596158117
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Chemie fr die Sekundarstufe 1 Bd 2 Schlerbuch Brandenburg
2003 - Chemie Fr Die Sekundarstufe 1 Bd 2 Schlerbuch Brandenburg [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783464861264
ISBN-10: 3464861260
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2001 - Das Vermachtnis Meiner Mutter [German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Precious Lives [Windsor Selections] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1995 - Daphne Du Maurier ["Good Housekeeping" Audio Collection] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover