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Emily Barr

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Emily Barr worked as a journalist in London, but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. She went travelling for a year, writing a column in the Guardian about it as she went, and it was there that she had an idea for a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became Backpack, which won the WH Smith New Talent Award. She has since written eleven more adult novels published in the UK and around the world, and a novella, Blackout, for the Quick Reads series.Her twelfth novel, The Sleeper, is a psychological thriller set on the London to Cornwall sleeper train.
In 2013 she went to Svalbard with the idea of setting a thriller in the Arctic. The book that came out of it was The One Memory of Flora Banks, a thriller for
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My earliest memory is of my mother reading me a book. She was heavily pregnant, and I was leaning on her bump listening, when the baby kicked me. That was the first time I interacted with Adam, who is now a London DJ and who has, since that first kick, been a constant in my life.


Being read a story is comforting beyond anything. These days I read to my two younger children before they go to bed,...

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The Sleeper

3.75 avg rating — 1,360 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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Backpack

3.47 avg rating — 1,238 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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Baggage

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The Perfect Lie

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Plan B

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Stranded

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Cuba

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The Life You Want

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