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Beryl Bainbridge By Psiche Hughes

Beryl Bainbridge

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Beryl Bainbridge is best known as a prolific writer of novels that ranged from black comedies of contemporary life, often autobiographical in inspiration, to idiosyncratic reimaginings of historical events and characters. This book offers a highly personal, chronological account of Beryl's life and work both her writing and her painting.

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Beryl Bainbridge: Artist, Writer, Friend by Psiche Hughes

This book is a highly personal, chronological account of Beryl's life and work - both her writing and her painting - and provides a vivid first-hand portrait of this free-spirited and uniquely talented woman. Beryl Bainbridge is best known as a prolific writer of novels that ranged from black comedies of contemporary life, often autobiographical in inspiration, to idiosyncratic reimaginings of historical events and characters. Less well known is that painting and drawing were also lifelong passions, and a source of income too in the days before her success as a writer. Most of all she painted people - friends, lovers, her children, invented characters, characters from her novels, or historical figures (she had a particular fascination for Napoleon). She had no formal training, but developed an exuberance of technique to match her imagination. The paintings, as one of her many friends observes, are like Beryl herself: `irreverent, funny and highly original.' Psiche Hughes was a close friend of Beryl Bainbridge from the early 1960s to the latter's death in 2010.

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Beryl Bainbridge Reviews


'An extended love letter ... an informative, amusing and pretty thorough account of Beryl's life and loves: the first that we have had ... finely produced ... the pictures are remarkably appealing in their immediacy, the constructions and perspectives quite terrific' - Ham & High

About Psiche Hughes


Psiche Hughes was a close friend of Beryl Bainbridge's for over 40 years. In 2004 she compiled, edited and translated a volume of short stories by Latin American Women called Violations. Since retiring as a lecturer from London University in 1999, she worked in ceramics and exhibited at the HQ gallery in Lewes and at the Francis Kyle Gallery.

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GOR010858359
Beryl Bainbridge: Artist, Writer, Friend by Psiche Hughes
Psiche Hughes
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2012-10-01
208
0500516510
9780500516515
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.