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.
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Average rating: 3.94 · 116,918 ratings · 10,768 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Silence of the Girls

3.91 avg rating — 46,576 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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Regeneration (Regeneration,...

4.02 avg rating — 26,667 ratings — published 1991 — 66 editions
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The Ghost Road (Regeneratio...

4.09 avg rating — 15,879 ratings — published 1995 — 41 editions
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The Eye in the Door (Regene...

4.03 avg rating — 8,533 ratings — published 1993 — 44 editions
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Toby's Room (Life Class, #2)

3.74 avg rating — 3,988 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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Life Class (Life Class, #1)

3.57 avg rating — 4,160 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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The Regeneration Trilogy (R...

4.39 avg rating — 2,359 ratings — published 1996 — 20 editions
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Border Crossing

3.52 avg rating — 1,733 ratings — published 2001 — 32 editions
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Another World

3.48 avg rating — 1,588 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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Noonday (Life Class, #3)

3.78 avg rating — 1,569 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

“I thought: Suppose, suppose just once, once, all these centuries, the slippery gods keep their word and Achilles is granted eternal glory in return for his early death under the walls of Troy...? What will they make of us, the people of those unimaginably distant times? One thing I do know: they won't want the brutal reality of conquest and slavery. They won't want to be told about the massacres of men and boys, the enslavement of women and girls. They won't want to know we were living in a rape camp. No, they'll go for something altogether softer. A love story, perhaps? I just hope they manage to work out who the lovers were.”
Pat Barker, The Silence of the Girls

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Welk boek gaan we in januari 2021 lezen? (Een hervertelling)

Troje: Een verhaal van liefde en oorlog van Stephen Fry - Hervertelling van de Ilias - 432 pagina's
 
  23 votes, 21.9%

Zilvergaren van Naomi Novik - Hervertelling van Repelsteeltje - 492 pagina's
 
  13 votes, 12.4%

Een Vloek zo Eenzaam van Brigid Kemmerer - Hervertelling van Belle en het Beest - 477 pagina's
 
  11 votes, 10.5%

Heksengebroed van Margaret Atwood - Hervertelling van de Tempest van Shakespeare - 336 pagina's
 
  9 votes, 8.6%

De stilte van de vrouwen van Pat Barker - Hervertelling van de Ilias van Homeros - 336 pagina's
 
  9 votes, 8.6%

Slecht : over het leven van de slechte heks van het Westen van Gregory Maguire - Hervertelling van de Wizard of Oz - 480 pagina's
 
  8 votes, 7.6%

Cinder van Marissa Meyer - Hervertelling van Assepoester - 376 pagina's
 
  8 votes, 7.6%

Cinder & Ella van Kelly Oram - Hervertelling van Assepoester - 368 pagina's
 
  6 votes, 5.7%

Fabelhaven van Brandon Mull - Hervertelling van de Secret Garden - 269 pagina's
 
  6 votes, 5.7%

Arthur ontmaskerd van Philip Reeve - Hervertelling van de Koning Arthur legende - 224 pagina's
 
  4 votes, 3.8%

Koningskind van Selma Noort - Hervertelling van het verhaal van koning Salomon - 254 pagina's
 
  3 votes, 2.9%

Anna K: A Love Story van Jenny Lee - Hervertelling van Anna Karenina van Tolstoi - 496 pagina's
 
  3 votes, 2.9%

Azijnmeisje van Anne Tyler - Hervertelling van Taming of the Shrew van Shakespeare - 212 pagina's
 
  2 votes, 1.9%

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