Margaret Drabble entry: Overview screen.
5 June 1939
MD was born in Sheffield
, the second in a family of four children.
By 23 September 1965
MD published her third novel, The Millstone
, about bearing a baby out of wedlock.
By 22 May 1969
MD published The Waterfall
; written in the voice of an 'other woman', it engages extensively with the conventions of Victorian women's novels.
25 April 1985
MD made her mark as a scholar when she published her redesigned and entirely rewritten edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature