Margaret Drabble





Margaret Drabble

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born
in Sheffield, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
June 05, 1939

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MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.

Drabble has famously been engaged in a long-running feud with her novelist sister, A.S. Byatt, over the alleged appropriation of a family tea-set in one of her novels. The pair seldom see each other and each does not read the books of the other.


Average rating: 3.65 · 15,457 ratings · 1,662 reviews · 73 distinct works · Similar authors
The Red Queen
3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 1,382 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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The Millstone
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 919 ratings — published 1965 — 24 editions
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The Seven Sisters
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 719 ratings — published 2002 — 20 editions
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The Radiant Way
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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The Peppered Moth
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 477 ratings — published 2001 — 13 editions
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The Sea Lady
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 387 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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The Needle's Eye
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 1972 — 15 editions
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A Summer Bird-Cage
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 1963 — 16 editions
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The Pure Gold Baby
3.02 of 5 stars 3.02 avg rating — 462 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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A Day in the Life of a Smil...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 319 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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“Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it.”
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“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
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tags: life

“What really annoys me are the ones who write to say, I am doing your book for my final examinations and could you please tell me what the meaning of it is. I find it just so staggering--that you're supposed to explain the meaning of your book to some total stranger! If I knew what the meanings of my books were, I wouldn't have bothered to write them.”
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