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A(ntonia) S. born 1936, English novelist and short-story writer (sister of Margaret Drabble).
Contemporary Examples

Thor, to the young Byatt, “was the classroom bully raised to the scale of growling thunder and whipping rain.”
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Dame A(ntonia) S(usan). born 1936, British novelist; her books include The Virgin in the Garden (1978), Possession (1990), and A Whistling Woman (2002)


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