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Emily Barr has been writing columns and travel pieces for the Observer and the Guardian for several years, and her first novel Backpack, was critically acclaimed. She lives in France with her husband and sons.



‘If you sell your film rights…’


This is what people say when you write books. Writing a book is good, but someone coming along and buying the film rights is, it is assumed, the thing that will make you rich. Occasionally that happens to people. Nicholas Evans, for example, sold the rights to The Horse Whisperer to Robert Redford in 1995, for £3million, before he had even finished writing the boo...

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Backpack
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 984 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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The Sleeper
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Baggage
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Plan B
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 402 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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The Perfect Lie
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 435 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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Cuba
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 582 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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Stranded
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The Sisterhood
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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