Margery Sharp

Margery Sharp (25 January 1905 – 14 March 1991) was an English writer. Born in the district of Salisbury in the county of Wiltshire, she spent part of her childhood in Malta and returned to England in 1914. She studied French at Bedford College, University of London; and then art at Westminster Art School. She published her first stories when she was 21 years old, and from then on she wrote for many American and British magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Ladies’ Home Journal and Good Housekeeping. Margery Sharp’s first novel, Rhododendron Pie, was published in 1930.

She died in Aldeburgh, Suffolk on 14 March 1991. All of her works, except for The Eye of Love and The Rescuers, are currently out of print.

Books

Adult novels
  • 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), which was made into the film, Julia Misbehaves (IMDb)
  • 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 (IMDb)
  • Britannia Mews (1946), also a film (IMDb)
  • The Foolish Gentlewoman (1948), also a TV Movie (IMDb)
  • Lise Lillywhite (1951)
  • The Gipsy in the Parlour (1954)
  • The Eye of Love (1957)
  • Something Light (1960)
  • The Sun in Scorpio (1965)
  • In Pious Memory (1967)
  • Rosa (1969)
  • The Innocents (1972)
  • The Lost Chapel Picnic and Other Stories (1973)
  • The Faithful Servants (1975)
  • Summer Visits (1977)
Martha series
  1. The Eye of Love (1957)
  2. Martha in Paris (1962)
  3. Martha, Eric and George (1964)
Children’s novels
  • Melisande (1960)
  • Lost at the Fair (1965)
  • The Magical Cockatoo (1974)
  • The Children Next Door (1974)
The Rescuers series
  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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