Margaret Drabble was awarded a CBE in 1980. She is also the author of "The Radiant Way", "A Natural Curiosity", "The Gates of Ivory" and "The Peppered Moth".
Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated at Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE in 1980. Her many novels include The Radiant Way (1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989) and The Gates Of Ivory (1991), and The Peppered Moth (2000) all of which are published by Penguin. Among her non-fiction works are The Oxford Companion To English Literature (1985, 2000, edited). Margaret Drabble is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London W10.