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  Margaret Forster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Margaret Forster (born May 25, 1938) is a British author.
She was born in Carlisle, England, read history at Somerville College, Oxford, and 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.
Forster is married to the writer Hunter Davies and her daughter Caitlin is also an accomplished novelist.
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 Margaret Forster
Margaret Forster lives in London and the Lake District with her husband, the writer and broadcaster Hunter Davies.
Forster's non-judgemental narratives demonstrate a genuine empathy with the dilemmas faced by women and an understanding of the often unreasonable sense of duty imposed upon them, most painfully often by the women themselves.
Margaret Forster succeeds in combining an unblinking analysis of emotion with a social historian's interest in the details of everyday life.
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 Amazon.de: Lady's Maid: English Books: Margaret Forster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
At this point, the novel falters; Forster is not quite capable of juggling the glamorous settings, Wilson's frustrations (the Brownings, though generous in their affection, cannot see Wilson as other than a servant), her difficult marriage and family life.
Forster brilliantly explores the uneasy intimacy between mistress and servant, working-class girl and educated lady of leisure to produce a compelling character study and an engrossing novel of the colorful Browning menage.
Forster truly captures the feelings and struggles between the servant-class and the gentry of the era.
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 Forster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798), Polish born naturalist of German descent
Margaret Forster (b.1938), British author and literary critic
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 Margaret Forster
Margaret Forster was born in Carlisle in 1938, and educated at the Carlisle and County High School for Girls.
Since 1963 Margaret Forster has worked as a novelist, biographer and freelance literary critic, contributing regularly to book programmes on television, to Radio 4 and various newpapers and magazines.
Margaret Forster explores - with the co-operation of the family and access to revealing unpublished letters - Daphne's relationship with her father, her marriage to 'Boy' Browning, her secret wartime love affair, and her highly significant friendship with Gertrude Lawrence.
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 Hidden Lives - Margaret Forster - Penguin UK
These stories surrounding Margaret Forster's grandmother attained the status of family myth and in HIDDEN LIVES she looks at where the truth might lie.
Margaret Ann was a domestic servant before she married a butcher and settled down to have a family.
When her daughter Margaret's time came, she was able to take advantage of the changing times, to go to High School, to Oxford University and to move away from Carlisle to establish her writing career and family in the south.
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 ACER - Australian Council for Educational Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Margaret Forster is the Research Director of the Assessment and Reporting Research Program at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
Margaret has extensive experience in the area of assessment and reporting and works as a consultant nationally and internationally.
Margaret has a particular research interest in the collection and use of achievement data to improve learning.
www.acer.edu.au /about/staffbios/forster_margaret.html   (342 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: Diary of an Ordinary Woman by Margaret Forster
Impressed by Forster's famous memoir of her grandmother and mother, Hidden Lives, Millicent was now proposing that Forster edit her own diaries for posthumous publication.
In fact, there is only one problem with Forster's wonderful find - Millicent King was not dead by the time of publication, for the brutal reason that she was never born.
For Forster, who writes both novels and biographies, has tried her hand at something new and strange - a fictionalised memoir.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Memory Box: Books: Margaret Forster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Critically acclaimed for, amongst others, Lady's Maid and Mothers' Boys, Forster brings a keen, and unsentimental, eye to her (at times remarkably painful) topic.
She is, also, the biographer of Daphne du Maurier, and Forster has taken on her legacy of menace and romance (think of Rebecca) in this intelligent, and compelling, novel.
I think that only people who have lost their mothers at an early age will truly be able to understand this book, and I would like to thank Margaret Forster for helping me understand and come to terms with so many of my own emotions through reading it.
www.amazon.co.uk /Memory-Box-Margaret-Forster/dp/0140284117   (1355 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Lady's Maid: Books: Margaret Forster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
I knew next to nothing about the subject matter of this book when my mother lent it to me (she loved it as well).
Forster is able to completely personalize the social constrictions of Victorian society through the eyes of Wilson, Lady's Maid to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
This is a wonderful novel that will encase the reader's complete attention from the first page until the last.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Lady's Maid: Books: Margaret Forster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
There is certainly a kind of satisfaction, as a reader, in getting a feel for the bleakness of that time for people in Wilson's social position, and getting to grips with the mindset of a servant.
And I think Forster's central aim with A Lady's Maid is to describe Wilson's changing, and increasingly obsessed mindset.
It has everything you could ask for for a book to curl up with in the evening, complex and sensitive character portrayals, a gripping plot and history so carefully mixed in it hardly seems to be there.
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 Quotations from Margaret Forster MARGARET FORSTER famous people. quote quotes
Quotations from Margaret Forster MARGARET FORSTER famous people.
(Margaret Forster, British screenwriter, Peter Nichols, and Silvio Narizzano.
Well, I couldn't go to bed with you like I do with her, and grab a tomato sandwich and run out and catch the 72 bus.
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 Amazon.com: Daphne Du Maurier: Books: Margaret Forster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Prolific English author Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was best known for her imaginative suspense novels (especially Rebecca, 1938), although she also published biographies and plays.
Here Forster (Elizabeth Barrett Browning) sharply analyzes du Maurier's work and, aided by access to previously unavailable papers and correspondence, illuminates her subject's character.
In a portrait revealing of du Maurier's inner and everyday life, Forster energetically limns a personality that will surprise and engross readers.
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Lady's Maid: An Historical Novel by Forster, Margaret.
Margaret Forster - Lady's Maid: An Historical Novel
Daphne Du Maurier By Margaret Forster PB 1994
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 The Independent (London, England): BOOKS INTERVIEW: A life less ordinary; Margaret Forster worries, after 30 books, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Independent (London, England): BOOKS INTERVIEW: A life less ordinary; Margaret Forster worries, after 30 books, that she loves writing too much.
I WAS more than halfway through Margaret Forster's new book when I suddenly spotted the words "a novel" on the jacket.
Her introduction to Diary of an Ordinary Woman (Chatto, pounds 16.99) describes the events that led up to the book's publication: the letter from the niece, telling her about her aunt's historic stash, the visit to the frail woman in a cottage in the the West Country and the year-long process...
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 Amazon.com: Lady's Maid: Books: Margaret Forster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
And I admired that Forster depicted the two famous literary figures as she saw to be accurate, rather than glamorizing and glorifying them as there might be a temptation to do.
It's been a while since I read something like Jane Austen, so it was refreshing and fascinating to dip back into a world with social codes so different from ours today.
This book must have taken years to research, and Forster's depiction of Victorian life shows the evidence of that research.
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 Margaret Forster - Penguin Books Authors - Penguin Books
Educated at the County High School, she won an open scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford, where she read history.
Her many novels include Georgy Girl, The Seduction of Mrs Pendlebury, Private Papers, Mother Can You Hear Me?, Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, The Battle for Christabel, Mothers' Boys and Shadow Baby, all of which are published by Penguin.
Margaret Forster lives in London and the Lake District.
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 Genealogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
/Walter Forster b: cir 1525 Margaret Forster b: abt 1555
/Patrick Whyte \Margaret Whyte b: abt 1528
\Margaret Marshall PLANTAGENET, Duchss of Norfolk b: 1320-1322 d: 24 MAR 1399
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 Robert COLLOTON & Margaret FORSTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Census: 1871 Daughter of Martin Forster; Normanby Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada
Census: 1881 Daughter of Martin Forster; Normanby Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada
Census: 1891 Daughter of Martin Forster; Normanby Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada
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 The Memory Box - Margaret Forster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Comment: I read a short review of this book and decided to try it because I could identify with the subject.
Comment: There are so many aspects of Catherine's life that I can totally relate to in The Memory Box.
I just wish to thank Margaret Forster for writing this wonderful book - it means a lot to me.
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 BBC - Radio 4 - Woman's Hour -Margaret Forster
BBC - Radio 4 - Woman's Hour -Margaret Forster
Why does a woman still want to be a wife in the twenty-first century?
These are some of the questions Margaret Forster asks in her new book, as she weaves the personal experience of forty years, and the experiences of her own mother and grandmother, through the stories of three wives who have long fascinated her: Mary Livingstone, Fanny Osbourne and Jenny Lee.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/womanshour/2001_41_fri_02.shtml   (111 words)

  
 Margaret Forster (1938-), Novelist, biographer and literary critic
Margaret Forster (1938-), Novelist, biographer and literary critic
The online database contains information on 88,710 works, 49,933 of which are illustrated; the National Portrait Gallery's collection includes over 330,000 works.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H OHE.
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 Random House | Authors | Margaret Forster
Margaret Forster is the author of best-selling memoirs, Hidden Lives and Precious Lives, acclaimed biographies of Daphne du Maurier and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and of many successful novels, most recently The Memory Box.
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 Wendell FISHER - Thornton F. FOSTER
Notes for Thomas A. Descendants of Thomas A. Thomas A. Ethel Ona Zetella OULTON Marriage: SEP 1902 2 Margaret Viola FORGRAVE 2 Lorne Lewis FORGRAVE =Margaret GORDON 2 Gladys Maria FORGRAVE =Todd Talmon TRENHOLM Marriage: 19 NOV 1932 3 Harold Lorne TRENHOLM =Vice Renah OULTON Marriage: BEF JUN 1942
1 George FOSTER =(Unknown) 2 John FOSTER =Dorothy LAIDLER Marriage: 11 JUN 1726, Chester Le Street, Durham, England 3 George FORSTER =Margaret COLPITTS Marriage: 6 JUL 1767, Chester, Le Street Parish, Durham Co., England
Child: George FORSTER Christening: 12 JUN 1743, Chester Le Street, Durham, England
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 Open Directory - Arts:Literature:Authors:F:Forster, Margaret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Margaret Forster was born in Carlisle, Cumbria, UK, in 1938, and educated at the Carlisle and County High School for Girls.
Her recent best selling works include the biography of Daphne du Maurier, a memoir of her own family, 'Hidden Lives', and the novel 'Shadow Baby'.
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