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Doris Lessing (1919–2013)

Doris Lessing was born on October 22, 1919 in Kermanshah, Persia as Doris May Tayler. She was a writer, known for Adore (2013), Memoirs of a Survivor (1981) and Killing Heat (1981). She was married to Gottfried Anton Nicolai Lessing and Frank Charles Wisdom. She died on November 17, 2013 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 94) in London, England, UK

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 2014 My Friend Victoria (novel)
 2013 Adore (book "The Grandmothers")
 2001 Rue du retrait (book "The Diary of a Good Neighbour")
 1991 Un homme et deux femmes (shorts Un homme et deux femmes; L'Un, l'autre; Notre amie Judith)
 1984 Rakkauskirje (TV Movie) (short story "An Unposted Love Letter")
 1981 Killing Heat (novel "The Grass Is Singing")
 1981 Memoirs of a Survivor (novel)
 1969 Tigerlek (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Play with a Tiger (1967) ... (play)
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Between Men (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Please Do Not Disturb (1966) ... (writer)
- Care and Protection (1966) ... (writer)
  Maupassant (TV Series) (adaptation - 8 episodes, 1963) (script "A Sale" - 1 episode, 1963)
- Consequences (1963) ... (adaptation)
- Foolish Wives (1963) ... (adaptation)
- Bachelors (1963) ... (adaptation)
- Husbands and Wives (1963) ... (adaptation)
- The Story of a Farm Girl (1963) ... (adaptation)
 1963 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Habit of Loving (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Grass Is Singing (1962) ... (novel)
 1961 The Truth About Billy Newton (TV Movie)
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Novel: "The Good Terrorist," 1985. See more »

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Jane Somers

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I've got a cat, Yum-Yum. She's a very difficult pussy cat. You have to treat her as if she were a princess. Otherwise she is impossible. See more »


Her most noted books include "The Golden Notebook" (1962), a feminist classic, "Briefing for a Descent into Hell" (1971), "Memoirs of a Survivor" (1974) and the "Canopus in Argos: Archives" series (1979-1983). See more »

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