Beryl Bainbridge
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"Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge" Order of the British Empire/DBE was an English writer from Liverpool. She was primarily known for her works of psychological novel/psychological fiction, often set among the English working classes. Bainbridge won the Costa Book Awards/Whitbread Awards prize for best novel in 1977 Whitbread Awards/1977 and 1996 Whitbread Awards/1996; she was nominated five times for the Booker Prize. She was described in 2007 as "a national treasure". In 2008, The Times newspaper named Bainbridge among their list of "The 50 greatest British literature/British writers since 1945".

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