Pat Barker


Born
in Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
May 08, 1943

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Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. She was educated at the London School of Economics and has been a teacher of history and politics.

Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy Regeneration; The Eye in the Door, winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road, winner of the Booker Prize; as well as seven other novels. She's married and lives in Durham, England.

Average rating: 3.95 · 81,737 ratings · 7,273 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
Regeneration (Regeneration,...

4.03 avg rating — 23,475 ratings — published 1991 — 62 editions
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The Ghost Road (Regeneratio...

4.11 avg rating — 14,537 ratings — published 1995 — 41 editions
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The Silence of the Girls

3.90 avg rating — 19,684 ratings — published 2018 — 25 editions
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The Eye in the Door (Regene...

4.06 avg rating — 7,251 ratings — published 1993 — 42 editions
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Toby's Room (Life Class, #2)

3.72 avg rating — 3,640 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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Life Class (Life Class, #1)

3.54 avg rating — 3,676 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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The Regeneration Trilogy (R...

4.39 avg rating — 2,034 ratings — published 1996 — 20 editions
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Border Crossing

3.50 avg rating — 1,549 ratings — published 2001 — 32 editions
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Another World

3.48 avg rating — 1,414 ratings — published 1998 — 21 editions
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Noonday (Life Class, #3)

3.75 avg rating — 1,330 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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“It's the hardest thing in the world to go on being aware of someone else's pain.”
Pat Barker

“We’re going to survive–our songs, our stories. They’ll never be able to forget us. Decades after the last man who fought at Troy is dead, their sons will remember the songs their Trojan mothers sang to them. We’ll be in their dreams–and in their worst nightmares too.”
Pat Barker, The Silence of the Girls

“Sometimes, in the trenches, you get the sense of something, ancient. One trench we held, it had skulls in the side, embedded, like mushrooms. It was actually easier to believe they were men from Marlborough's army, than to think they'd been alive a year ago. It was as if all the other wars had distilled themselves into this war, and that made it something you almost can't challenge. It's like a very deep voice, saying; 'Run along, little man, be glad you've survived”
Pat Barker, Regeneration

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