Margaret Forster





Margaret Forster


Born
in Carlisle, The United Kingdom
May 25, 1938

Died
February 08, 2016

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Margaret Forster was educated at the Carlisle and County High School for Girls. From here she won an Open Scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford where in 1960 she was awarded an honours degree in History.

From 1963 Margaret Forster worked as a novelist, biographer and freelance literary critic, contributing regularly to book programmes on television, to Radio 4 and various newpapers and magazines.

Forster was married to the writer, journalist and broadcaster Hunter Davies. They lived in London. and in the Lake District. They had three children, Caitlin, Jake and Flora.

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More books by Margaret Forster…
“I don't like taking from anyone. I'd rather be a giver, though not for any worthy reason. It's about control, obviously. If I give, I control; if I take, I am controlled. If someone offers me something for free I am at once suspicious.”
Margaret Forster, The Memory Box

“She smiled slightly as she continued to gaze at the passing scene: she was being a snob and delighting in it.”
Margaret Forster, Lady's Maid

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