Forster, Margaret (1938–)

Updated About content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Forster, Margaret (1938–)

British novelist. Born Margaret Forster, May 25, 1938, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England; dau. of Arthur Gordon Forster and Lilian Hind Forster; Somerville College, Oxford, BA in modern history, 1960; m. Hunter Davies (writer), 1960; children: 3.

Taught in Islington for 3 years; published Dame's Delight (1964), followed by the bestselling Georgy Girl (1965), which was filmed with Lynn Redgrave; other works include The Park (1968), Fenella Phizackerly (1970), The Seduction of Mrs. Pendlebury (1974), The Bride of Lowther Fell (1980), Significant Sisters: The Grassroots of Feminism 1839–1939(1984), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1998), and Shadow Baby (1996); worked as nonfiction reviewer for London Evening Standard (1977–80).

More From