Andrea Newman


Biography of Andrea Newman

Andrea Newman (born 1938, Dover, Kent) is an English author.

An only child, mainly brought up by her grandmother, she taught at a grammar school after graduating with a degree in English from London University. Three Into Two Won't Go (adapted by Edna O'Brien) was made into a film, released in 1969, starring Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom and directed by Peter Hall.

Her sixth novel, Bouquet of Barbed Wire (1969) was adapted by Newman for London Weekend Television in 1976 as a seven part serial. Newman recalled her work in 2010 at the time of its remake: "I never set out to shock, just to tell a story about an imaginary family, but I imagine most people would still disapprove of hitting your pregnant wife and having sex with her mother." The dramatisation was a popular success, its sequel, Another Bouquet, followed in 1977.

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