Ann Bridge

Ann Bridge

Author

Ann Bridge (real name, Mary Anne O’Malley) was a mid-twentieth century novelist who began her writing career by drawing on and exploiting the milieu of the British Foreign Office community in Peking, China, where she lived for two years with her diplomat husband. Her novels combine courtship plots with vividly-realised settings and demure social satire.
She went on to write novels which take a serious investigation of modern historical developments as the background of their protagonists’ emotional lives. Ann Bridge also wrote thrillers centred on a female amateur detective, travel books and family memoirs.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Julia Probyn Series
The Lighthearted Quest (1956)
The Portuguese Escape (1958)
Julia Involved: Three Julia Probyn Novels (1960)
The Numbered Account (1960)
The Dangerous Islands (1963)
Emergency in the Pyrenees (1965)
The Episode at Toledo (1966)
The Malady in Madeira (1970)
Julia in Ireland (1973)
Novels
Peking Picnic (1932)
The Ginger Griffin (1934)
Illyrian Spring (1935)
Enchanter’s Nightshade (1937)
Four-Part Setting (1938)
A Place to Stand (1940)
Frontier Passage (1942)
Singing Waters (1943)
And Then you Came (1948)
The House at Kilmartin (1951)
The Dark Moment (1951)
The Tightening String (1962)
Permission to Resign (1971)
Non Fiction
Portrait of My Mother (1955)
The Selective Traveller in Portugal (1958)
Facts and Fictions: Some Literary Recollections (1968)
Moments of Knowing (1970)