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Margaret Forster (1938-), Novelist, biographer and literary critic

Sitter in 4 portraits
Margaret Forster studied History at Somerville College Oxford. Forster was a member of the BBC Advisory Committee on the Social Effects of Television (1975-7), the Arts Council Literary Panel (1978-81) and chief non-fiction reviewer for the London Evening Standard (1977-80). Her books include the novels Georgy Girl (1965), The Memory Box (1999), Over (2007); the memoirs Hidden Lives (1995) and Precious Lives (1998); and biographies of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1998) and Daphne du Maurier (1993).

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Margaret Forster

by Anthea Sieveking
bromide print, mid 1970s
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Caitlin Davies; Hunter Davies; Margaret Forster; Jake Davies

by Anthea Sieveking
bromide print, mid 1970s
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Margaret Forster

by Isabelle Blondiau
bromide fibre print, 1990
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Margaret Forster

by Joanne O'Brien, for Format Photographers
modern bromide print, April 1993
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