Margery Sharp (1905-1991) is renowned for her sparkling wit and
insight into human nature, which are liberally displayed in her
critically acclaimed social comedies of class and manners. Born in
Yorkshire, England, she wrote pieces for Punch magazine
after attending college and art school. In 1930, she published her
first novel, Rhododendron Pie, and in 1938, she married Maj.
Geoffrey Castle. Sharp wrote twenty-six novels, three of which,
Britannia Mews, Cluny Brown, and The Nutmeg
Tree, were made into feature films, and fourteen children's
books, including The Rescuers, which was adapted into two
Disney animated films.
"An entertaining story of England just before the war . . .
Top drawer reading." -Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Margery Sharp
"One of the most gifted writers of comedy in the civilized world today." -Chicago Daily News
"Highly gifted . . . a wonderful entertainer." -The New Yorker
"[Sharp's] dialogue is brilliant, uncannily true. . . . She is an excellent storyteller." -Elizabeth Bowen
"It is as natural for Miss Sharp to be witty as for a brook trout to have spots." -The Saturday Review of Literature