Author Margaret Forster dies from cancer aged 77.
8 February 2016
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The writer Margaret Foster has died at the age of 77, her husband Hunter Davies has announced.
She was best known for her novels Georgy Girl and Diary of an Ordinary Woman.
The award-winning author had been suffering from cancer in her back.
Mr Davies, who is also a writer, said: “She had a double mastectomy 40 years ago so she’s had a remarkable life considering she had it for so long.”
Forster died on Monday morning at the Marie Curie Hospice in north London.
Confirming her death, the couple’s daughter Caitlin Davies wrote on Twitter: “Our lovely mum Margaret Forster died this morning,” adding: “Her books will live on.”
Margaret Forster was born in Carlisle, and was a teacher at a girls’ school in Islington before her writing career took off.
Her most famous novel, Georgy Girl, published in 1965, was turned …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment