Margery Sharp


Born
in Salisbury, The United Kingdom
January 25, 1905

Died
March 14, 1991

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Margery Sharp was born Clara Margery Melita Sharp in Salisbury. She spent part of her childhood in Malta.

Sharp wrote 26 novels, 14 children's stories, 4 plays, 2 mysteries and many short stories. She is best known for her series of children's books about a little white mouse named Miss Bianca and her companion, Bernard. Two Disney films have been made based on them, called The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under.

In 1938, she married Major Geoffrey Castle, an aeronautical engineer.

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The Rescuers (The Rescuers,...

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4.09 avg rating — 5,218 ratings — published 1959 — 32 editions
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Cluny Brown

3.77 avg rating — 1,107 ratings — published 1944 — 24 editions
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Miss Bianca (The Rescuers, #2)

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The Nutmeg Tree

3.81 avg rating — 468 ratings — published 1937 — 19 editions
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Something Light

3.74 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 1960 — 6 editions
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Miss Bianca in the Salt Min...

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The Turret (The Rescuers, #3)

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The Flowering Thorn

4.08 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 1933 — 7 editions
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Miss Bianca in the Orient (...

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Britannia Mews

4.01 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 1946 — 9 editions
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The Rescuers Miss Bianca The Turret Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines Miss Bianca in the Orient Miss Bianca in the Antarctic Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaid
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“If he's a poet, why's he in jail?" demanded a suspicious voice.
Madam Chairwoman shrugged velvet shoulders.
"Perhaps he writes free verse," she suggested cunningly.
A stir of approval answered her. Mice are all for people being free, so that they too can be freed form their eternal task of cheering prisoners--so that they can stay snug at home, nibbling the family cheese, instead of sleeping out in damp straw on a diet of stale bread.”
Margery Sharp, The Rescuers

“If you had a smattering of education you would realize that perfection of form can give validity to any sentiment, however preposterous.”
Margery Sharp, Cluny Brown

“Meself I like a breath of air before I go to bed, same as I like a bite o' cheese or something before I take me teeth out.”
Margery Sharp, The Flowering Thorn
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