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Margaret Drabble

MARGARET DRABBLE was born in Sheffield in 1939 and went to a Quaker boarding school in York, and then Newnham College, Cambridge. In 2008 she was created DBE. She has written several highly acclaimed novels, most recently The Sea Lady (published by Fig Tree, 2006). She has also written biographies, screenplays and is the editor of The Oxford Companion to English Literature. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London.