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About Margaret Bingley

Margaret Bingley was born and brought up in Surrey. She won a scholarship to Sutton High School for Girls GPDST where she won the school English prize.

After leaving she did a crash course at Rickard’s Lodge Secretarial College in Wimbledon, before going to work at the BBC in London. She later went to work for The Heinemann Group of Publishers at Lower Kingswood in Surrey, which gave her the opportunity to read countless novels from their backlist library. It was there that she met her future husband, Alan.

In 1974, Margaret and Alan moved to Lincolnshire, due to Alan’s work commitments, and she still lives there today. In 1976 their son Alex was born.

By the time he was 18 months old she’d decided to try and write a novel herself and eventually, after many trials and tribulations, her first book THE DEVIL’S CHILD was published. Much of the book was based on her experiences in the early days of motherhood.

She continued writing steadily from 1983 onwards, and in February 2000 she also started writing a weekly column of 400 words for the local paper, The Grantham Journal, entitled ‘The Way I See It’. She stopped writing the column in July 2005 due to her husband’s ill health.

Apart from her work, Margaret enjoys reading, opera, dry white wine and gardening. Her favourite television programmes are Foyle’s War, Silent Witness and The Americans. She does not like reality TV shows, ‘alternative’ comedians or Political Correctness.



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