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Margery Sharp (January 25, 1905 - March 14, 1991), was an English author. She was a prolific writer in her long career, writing 26 novels for adults, 14 stories for children, 4 plays, 2 mysteries, as well as 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.

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Life

She was born Clara Margery Melita Sharp in the district of Salisbury in the county of Wiltshire, although her family originated from northern Yorkshire. She spent part of her childhood in Malta.

In 1938 she married Major Geoffrey Castle, an aeronautical engineer.

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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)
  • Harlequin House (1939)
  • The Stone of Chastity (1940)
  • Three Companion Pieces (1941)
  • Cluny Brown (1944)
  • 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

  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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