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Margaret Drabble, the novelist and author, was born in Sheffield, and spent much of her childhood in Nether Edge, and while she has not spent a lot of time in her home city since going off to university, she still regards the old place with affection. She is the daughter of Judge Drabble.

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Margaret Drabble, the novelist and author, was born in Sheffield, and spent much of her childhood in Nether Edge, and while she has not spent a lot of time in her home city since going off to university, she still regards the old palce with affection. She is the daughter of Judge Drabble.

And mother of Joe Swift, of Gardeners' World fame and his dad is Clive Swift who plays the long suffering husband of Hyacinth Bucket. Her sister is A.S. Byatt, the critic and author.

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And mother of Joe Swift, of Gardeners' World fame and his dad is Clive Swift who plays the long suffering husband of Hyacinth Bucket. Her sister is A.S. Byatt, the critic and author.

These pictures of Margaret Drabble were taken when she spoke at a book launch at the Hartley Seed bookshop on West Street in the early 1980s.

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