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Anita Brookner began publishing as an academic translator, art historian, and book reviewer in the 1960s and 70s, but became far better known for her novels. She was fifty when her first work of fiction appeared; after that they followed in astonishingly rapid succession to the number of twenty-four, passing equally rapidly into paperback. She was both popular and on the whole critically respected, yet she attracted from some reviewers a strain of virulently hostile comment.
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16 July 1928 AB was born in London, her parents' only child. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1957 Four years after taking her PhD, AB compiled "An Iconography of Cecil Rhodes"; Rhodes House at Oxford has a copy from the typescript. Bibliographic Citation link.
6 September 1984 AB published a great popular hit which remains her best-known novel, Hotel du Lac; it is dedicated to Rosamond Lehmann. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 March 2016 AB died in London at the age of eighty-seven. Bibliographic Citation link.
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