BP, not yet nine, gave a home performance with her sister and cousins of her own fairytale operetta, "The Magic Diamond"
15 September 1977
BP published her first novel in sixteen years, the highly successful Quartet in Autumn
BP's Quartet in Autumn
was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
By 15 July 1980
BP's novel A Few Green Leaves
appeared posthumously; it was the last book that she worked at, finishing it shortly before her death, and has been widely regarded as a farewell.