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Emily Barr


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October 10, 1971

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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 fo
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Read me a story

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, ev

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Published on June 23, 2015 03:31
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The One Memory of Flora Banks

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The Sleeper

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Backpack

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The Truth and Lies of Ella ...

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The Girl Who Came Out of th...

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The Perfect Lie

3.79 avg rating — 969 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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Stranded

3.85 avg rating — 941 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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Baggage

3.44 avg rating — 945 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
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Cuba

3.40 avg rating — 953 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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Plan B

3.71 avg rating — 710 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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“I am really here. Yet I know I am not. I am inside something that must be buried in my head. I am layers deep in my own brain.”
Emily Barr, The One Memory of Flora Banks

“Don't panic, because everything is probably all right, and it it's not, panicking will make it worse.”
Emily Barr, The One Memory of Flora Banks

“I want to see how I can exist by myself. I want to be allowed to live inside my memory.”
Emily Barr, The One Memory of Flora Banks



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