Margaret Forster

(1938-2016 / Carlisle, Cumbria)

Margaret Forster
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Margaret Forster (born 25 May 1938) is a British author. She was born in Carlisle, England, where she attended Carlisle and County High School for Girls (1949–1956), and then won an Open Scholarship to read modern history at Somerville College, Oxford, from where she graduated in 1960.

After a short period as a teacher at Barnsbury Girls' School in Islington, north London (1961–1963), she 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. She was a member of the BBC Advisory Committee on the Social Effects of Television (1975–1977), the Arts Council ... more »

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  • ''About the alleged condition of the property. Does it have to be intact?''
    Margaret Forster, British screenwriter, Peter Nichols, and Silvio Narizzano. Georgy (Lynn Redgrave), Georgy Girl, on reading a contract to become a ma...
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  • ''A girl? Hey, that's better in a way. A boy needs more from a father.''
    Margaret Forster, British screenwriter, Peter Nichols, and Silvio Narizzano. Jos (Alan Bates), Georgy Girl, upon hearing of the birth of his child (19...
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  • ''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.''
    Margaret Forster, British screenwriter, Peter Nichols, and Silvio Narizzano. Jos (Alan Bates) to Georgy (Lynn Redgrave), Georgy Girl (1966).
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