Maggie Gee


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in Poole, Dorset, England, The United Kingdom
November 02, 1948

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Maggie Gee is an English novelist. She was born in Poole, Dorset, then moved to the Midlands and later to Sussex. She was educated at state schools and at Oxford University (MA, B Litt). She later worked in publishing and then had a research post at Wolverhampton Polytechnic where she completed the department's first PhD. She has written eleven novels and a collection of short stories, and was the first female Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, 2004-2008. She is now one of the Vice-Presidents of the RSL and Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University. She has also served on the Society of Authors' management committee and the government's Public Lending Right committee. Her seventh novel, The White Family, w ...more

Average rating: 3.55 · 3,243 ratings · 369 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Cleaner

3.69 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Ice People

3.35 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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The White Family

3.64 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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My Driver

3.46 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Virginia Woolf in Manhattan

3.46 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Flood

3.16 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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My Animal Life

3.79 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Blood

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Where Are the Snows

3.39 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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Light Years

3.63 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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“Albion Park on a fierce spring morning. A mad March day of ice and fire. Thomas's feet beat a tattoo on the path. Every hair, every bristle on his chin stands on end. He is a small star-ship of blazing neurons- He is a librarian on his way to work, half-blind with sun and cold and memory. ”
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“I read everything, both serious and funny. Dickens, Thackeray, Rider Haggard, PG Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe, and the endless wailing of Virginia Woolf, thin terrible books where nothing happened.”
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