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by Margaret Forster

  • ISBN: 0099507668
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Margaret Forster
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage Books (January 22, 2008)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1291 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1206 kb
  • Other: txt doc lit txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 435

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Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster is the author of many successful and acclaimed . Is There Anything You Want? Keeping the World Away Over. For Joan White, of Loweswater.

Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster is the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady’s Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want? and most recently Isa & May, as well as bestselling memoirs (Hidden Lives and Precious Lives) and biographies. She is married to the writer and journalist Hunter Davies, and lives in London and the Lake District. Also by margaret forster. Isa & May. Non-Fiction.

Margaret Forster (25 May 1938 – 8 February 2016) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, historian and literary critic

Margaret Forster (25 May 1938 – 8 February 2016) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, historian and literary critic. She is best known for a 1965 novel, Georgy Girl, which was made into a successful film of the same name and inspired a hit song by The Seekers, and also for a 2003 novel, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, her biographies of Daphne du Maurier and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and her memoirs, Hidden Lives and Precious Lives.

Catherine's mother died when Catherine was just a baby girl, leaving nothing but her perfect reputation to live up to. Or so she thought. Margaret Forster is the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want?, Over and Isa and May, as well as bestselling memoirs (Hidden Lives and Precious Lives) and biographies. She is married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lives in London and the Lake District.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Margaret Forster writes fiction that is convincingly, disturbingly real, rooted in the experiences of ordinary lives. As in Carol Shields’s Unless.

Writer best known for the novel Georgy Girl, Hidden Lives, a moving memoir about her own family, and her revealing biography of Daphne du Maurier. Margaret Forster, who has died of cancer aged 77, dedicated one of her books: For my mother-in-la. o whom family has always been all. The same could have been said of Forster. Her writing and her family were her life, and from them she drew her strength. Her legacy is a remarkable body of work, not only 25 novels (including Georgy Girl, made into a film in 1966) and 14 biographies, but social history, memoir, journalism

This is the first Margaret Forster book I have come across and I have to admit that I was intrigued by the title immediately. The narrator is constantly smacking us over the head with her judgements. She's spoilt, over indulgent, intolerant, and extremely immature for a woman in her thirties.

This is the first Margaret Forster book I have come across and I have to admit that I was intrigued by the title immediately. The idea of stumbling across a box full of memories made for you from a mother who was near to death in your infancy works well as a hook. I've read a book penned by a diagnosed sociopath who was less interested in themselves than this character is.

I think I ought to start keeping track of all the Miranda's I find in books. There are many more of them in fiction than there are in real life.

Don and Louise's eighteen-year-old daughter Miranda has died in a sailing accident. While Louise takes steps to move on with her life, Don cannot come to terms with the chain of events that led to her death. I think I ought to start keeping track of all the Miranda's I find in books. The Miranda in this book is the eighteen year old. Пользовательский отзыв - kiwifortyniner - LibraryThing.

Biographer and novelist Margaret Forster was born in Carlisle on 25 May 1938. Educated at Somerville College, Oxford, where she read History, she worked as a teacher in Islington, north London, between 1961 and 1963. She was a member of the BBC Advisory Committee on the Social Effects of Television (1975-7), and of the Arts Council Literary Panel (1978-81). She has written over 20 books, including the novels Georgy Girl (1965, filmed in 1966 with a screenplay by Margaret Forster and Peter Nichols), The Seduction of Mrs Pendlebury (1974), Private Papers (1986), The Memory Box (1999) and Is There Anything You Want?

Margaret Forster writes fiction that is convincingly, disturbingly real, rooted in the experiences of ordinary lives.

Margaret Forster writes fiction that is convincingly, disturbingly real, rooted in the experiences of ordinary lives. I found this book to be a rather melancholy read, although superbly written and undoubtedly right on the mark. It's the diary of Louise, an infant school teacher and mother of three, one of whom, Miranda, drowned in a boating accident, three years previously.

Over by Margaret Forster. Last updated at 18:29 02 November 2007. Each month we invite members of the Daily Mail's Book Club to tell us what they think about the books we choose. September's title was Over by distinguished novelist and biographer Margaret Forster, the story of a family's struggle to cope in the wake of the tragic loss of the eldest daughter in a sailing accident. We were particularly struck by two readers who responded to the novel in noticeably different ways.

Margaret Forster writes fiction that is convincingly, disturbingly real, rooted in the experiences of ordinary lives. As in Carol Shields’s Unless, this novel takes a heartbreaking look at a mother’s anguish.Over is a novel about what happens after a tragedy in a family. Not the tragedy itself but its aftermath; what’s left when the tide recedes and it’s over. A daughter has died, suddenly, shockingly, and the different ways in which her parents respond to the tragedy, and how this affects the other siblings, is at the heart of things. The sad story is narrated by the mother, Louise, who is trying to hold herself together and get on with life, trying to understand not “what happened,” but what has happened to them all in the wake of the accident. Only gradually do we learn some of the details of the tragedy — a storm blew up, a yacht capsized, but the body was never found. Louise’s husband cannot come to terms with the lack of knowledge and uncertainty and becomes obsessive in his quest for a reason and someone to blame. His wife just wants to come to terms with it. She moves out of the home and goes back to work. Their other children can’t deal with the way their parents are tearing the family and each other apart.With characteristic subtlety, Forster holds back the essential truth till the end, when we realize that Louise is not as reliable as her matter-of-fact narration suggests. Her determination to deal with grief in her own way, and her refusal to be defined by tragedy has its dangers and this is where the real tragedy lies.From the Hardcover edition.

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godlike godlike
a very interesting story about the break up and at the same time getting together of a family after the death of one of the adult children.. the fight to restore what once was versus realization what is now.
Fordredor Fordredor
I found this book to be a rather melancholy read, although superbly written and undoubtedly right on the mark. It's the diary of Louise, an infant school teacher and mother of three, one of whom, Miranda, drowned in a boating accident, three years previously. Louise's husband Don would never accept the possibility that the accident may have been solely Miranda's fault and descended into a kind of madness, an obsession with discovering the truth by questioning the boat builders, non stop, for three years. During this period, he lived like a zombie, ignoring the pain and suffering of the remainder of the family and generally acting as though he were the only one to feel the anguish of losing a child and sister. The story is of how Louise copes with this tragedy and how she tries to make herself realise that her feelings for Don have undergone a change, even while feeling pity for him. It's an emotional read and it would probably be best not to read it if feeling a bit fragile.