Margaret Knight

Margaret Knight  

Born in Barbados in 1931, Margaret Knight was educated in Barbados and England. After studying nursing in London, she trained as a secretary and joined The Barbados Rediffusion Service. The first of her three marriages involved relocations to British Honduras and America, and much travel. Her second marriage, in London, brought her four children. Her third marriage took her back to Barbados, where she became a single working mother. She joined the Barbados Democratic Labour Party, and rose to the position of personal secretary to the late Prime Minister, Errol Barrow. After Barrow’s death, she continued to work for the new Prime Minister until her retirement in 1991. A natural writer, she was, for many years, a regular columnist for two Barbadian publications and won first prize for her short story “Tantie Rosita”.

Originally published in 2004, “Ginger Lily” was Margaret’s first novel. Together with four novels which followed, “Easter Lili”, “From Flying Fish to Kippers”, “The Healing Tree” and "Who Killed the Lark", Margaret’s books have all become bestsellers, not least because of her ability to create engaging characters and page turning storylines which capture the very essence and atmosphere of life in Barbados throughout the latter half of the 20th Century. She manages to entertain while successfully incorporating

the more serious issues of the ever present racism and classism which, to some extent, persist on the island to the present day.

Her 5th novel, "Who Killed the Lark" finds Margaret departing somewhat from her familiar themes and instead leads us into a suspenseful detective story which retains all her usual wit and humour, as well as including plenty of unexpected twists and turns in a local murder mystery.

Margaret Knight Book Launch - From London to Ilaro Court


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Easter Lili

Easter Lili

Easter Lili by Margaret Knight A sequel to ‘Ginger Lily’, ‘Easter Lili’ charts the joys, trials and tribulations of family and social life in Barbados in the latter half of the 20th Century. Wi..

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From Flying Fish To Kippers

From Flying Fish To Kippers

From Flying Fish To Kippers by Margaret Knight Set mostly in England just after World War II, Barbadian born ‘Trixie’ Ridger is unhappy that her parents have sent her to boarding school in Engla..

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From London To Ilaro Court - A Dream Cut Short

From London To Ilaro Court - A Dream Cut Short

From London To Ilaro Court - A Dream Cut Short by Margaret Knight A biography of David Thompson by his mom, Margaret Knight. On December 25th, 1961, Margaret Knight received the most wonderfu..

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Ginger Lily

Ginger Lily

Ginger Lily by Margaret Knight ‘Ginger Lily’ charts the joys, trials and tribulations of family and social life in Barbados in the latter half of the 20th Century. With wonderfully drawn charac..

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The Healing Tree

The Healing Tree

The Healing Tree by Margaret Knight Margaret Knight's fast paced novel about interracial and inter-class love in the Barbados of the 1940s and 50s is set against the factual backdrop of the mur..

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Who Killed The Lark

Who Killed The Lark

Who Killed The Lark by Margaret Knight Private detective Kate Parnell is determined to solve the mysterious murder of highly respectable and popular Barbadian socialite Ada Lark. Set against th..

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