3 Jul 2010

Novelist Bainbridge dies aged 75

2:53 pm on 3 July 2010

British novelist, Dame Beryl Bainbridge, has died after a short illness.

Her works included The Dressmaker and Injury Time.

Dame Beryl, 75, was nominated five times for the Booker Prize and won the Whitbread novel award twice - for Injury Time in 1977 and Every Man For Himself in 1996, which was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Her 1989 novel An Awfully Big Adventure was made into a film starring Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant.