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Margery Sharp

25 January 1905 - 14 March 1991

Margery Sharp was born Salisbury, Wiltshire. She attended Chiswick House High School in Malta in 1912-1913, and Streatham Hill High School 1914-1923. In 1925 she went to Bedford College, earning a general arts degree and then a BA in French. She studied art for one year at Westminster Art School. After school she became a full-time writer, writing short stories and working on a novel. In 1938 she married Major Geoffrey Castle, an aeronautical engineer. During World War II she served as an Army Education Lecturer, travelling and lecturing and continuing to write. She produced 26 novels for adults, 14 stories for children, 4 plays, 2 mysteries, and many short stories. Her most famous work is The Rescuers series about a mouse named Miss Bianca, which was adapted in two animated feature films, The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under.

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The Rescuers original book series list:
1. The Rescuers 1959 (quite different from the movie)
2. Miss Bianca 1962
3. The Turret 1963
4. Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines 1967
5. Miss Bianca in the Orient 1970
6. Miss Bianca in the Antarctic 1971
7. Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaid 1972
8. Bernard the Brave 1977
9. Bernard into Battle 1978 (reviewer's note: violence, not recommended for small children)

Novelizations of the Disney movies, The Rescuers (1977) and The Rescuers Down Under (1990) are also available.

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March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
October 29, 2015 Edited by tkech added series list for Rescuers not found on Open Library
June 10, 2014 Edited by Jessamyn West new website
June 6, 2014 Edited by Rebecca Cepeda added a link as my old link is obsolete now
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import