About the Author
was the author of seventeen novels. The Dressmaker
, The Bottle Factory Outing
, An Awfully Big Adventure
, Every Man For Himself
and Master Georgie
were all finalists for the Booker Prize, and Every Man For Himself
won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Prize. The Guardian includes The Bottle Factory Outing
on their list of the 100 Greatest Novels of All Time. An Awfully Big Adventure
was adapted for a film starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman.
Beryl Bainbridge died in July 2010.