Michèle Roberts entry: Overview screen.
20 May 1949
MR was born at Bushey
, one of girl twins in the middle of her family.
MR's third novel, The Wild Girl
, concerns the biblical Mary Magdalene or Magdalen
, whose portrayal as "religious and
sexually active and unmarried"
was of course controversial.
17 September 1992
MR published Daughters of the House
, her most-recognised novel to date, since it won the W. H. Smith Library Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.