21 November 1932
BB was born at Formby
, the younger of two children.
BB published The Bottle Factory Outing
, a novel which puts to use her experience as a worker sticking on labels at a wine-bottling plant in London
a few years earlier.
2 July 2010
BB died suddenly in the early hours, in hospital following a recurrence of cancer.
26 May 2011
BB's final novel, The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress
, was published, completed by Brendan King, who added no new material but used the notebooks Bainbridge was working on when she died.