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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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 One Memory of Flora Banks

3.51 avg rating — 8,258 ratings — published 2017 — 42 editions
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The Sleeper

3.75 avg rating — 2,398 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Backpack

3.49 avg rating — 1,419 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Baggage

3.41 avg rating — 827 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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The Perfect Lie

3.78 avg rating — 765 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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Plan B

3.67 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Stranded

3.81 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Cuba

3.39 avg rating — 786 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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The Sisterhood

3.53 avg rating — 607 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
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The Truth and Lies of Ella ...

2.98 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 2018 — 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

“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

“The inside of my head is out of control. It is on fire. It is snowing. It is a wild jungle. It is an Arctic wilderness. It is everything that has ever happened and everything that ever will happen, all at once.”
Emily Barr, The One Memory of Flora Banks



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