Margery Sharp

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Margery Sharp (25 January 1905 – 14 March 1991), was an English writer of 26 novels for adults, 14 children's novels, 4 plays, 2 mysteries, and numerous short stories. Her most famous work is The Rescuers series about a mouse named Miss Bianca, which was later adapted in two animated feature films, The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under by Disney.

Life[edit]

Clara Margery Melita Sharp was born in the district of Salisbury in the county of Wiltshire, England, although her family originated from northern Yorkshire. She spent part of her childhood in Malta. She married aeronautical engineer Major Geoffrey Castle in 1938 and died on 14 March 1991.

Selected works[edit]

Adult novels[edit]

  • Rhododendron Pie (1930)
  • Fanfare for Tin Trumpets (1932)
  • The Nymph and The Nobleman (1932)
  • The Flowering Thorn (1934)
  • Sophy Cassmajor (1934)
  • Four Gardens (1935)
  • The Nutmeg Tree (1937)
  • Harlequin House (1939)
  • The Stone of Chastity (1940)
  • Three Companion Pieces (1941)
  • Cluny Brown (1944), which was made into a movie of the same title
  • Britannia Mews (1946)
  • The Foolish Gentlewoman (1948)
  • Lise Lillywhite (1951)
  • The Gipsy in the Parlour (1954)
  • Something Light (1960)
  • The Sun in Scorpio (1965)
  • In Pious Memory (1967)
  • Rosa (1970)
  • The Innocents (1972)
  • The Lost Chapel Picnic and Other Stories (1973)
  • The Faithful Servants (1975)
  • Summer Visits (1977)

Martha series[edit]

  1. The Eye of Love (1957)
  2. Martha in Paris (1962)
  3. Martha, Eric and George (1964)

Children's novels[edit]

  • Melisande (1960)
  • Lost at the Fair (1965)
  • The Magical Cockatoo (1974)
  • The Children Next Door (1974)

The Rescuers series[edit]

  1. The Rescuers (1959)
  2. Miss Bianca (1962)
  3. The Turret (1963)
  4. Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines (1966)
  5. Miss Bianca in the Orient (1970)
  6. Miss Bianca in the Antarctic (1971)
  7. Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaid (1972)
  8. Bernard the Brave (1977)
  9. Bernard into Battle (1978)

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