BAINBRIDGE, Beryl The Bottle Factory Outing. Duckworth. 1974.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Ink name. A very good copy.
First edition, inscribed by the author "Tony and Jackie best wishes Beryl Bainbridge." Comedy about two women who work in a factory that manufactures wine bottles. It was short listed for the Booker Prize, won the Guardian Fiction Prize and is regarded as one of Bainbridge's best works. It is also listed as one of the 100 greatest novels of all time by Robert McCrum of The Observer.The book was inspired by Beryl Bainbridge's own experiences working as a cellar girl in a bottling factory after her divorce in 1959.