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: 3.96 · 63,588 ratings · 5,075 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Regeneration (Regeneration,...

4.03 avg rating — 22,151 ratings — published 1991 — 56 editions
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The Ghost Road (Regeneratio...

4.11 avg rating — 13,669 ratings — published 1995 — 36 editions
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The Eye in the Door (Regene...

4.06 avg rating — 6,810 ratings — published 1993 — 36 editions
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The Silence of the Girls

3.88 avg rating — 5,472 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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Toby's Room (Life Class, #2)

3.71 avg rating — 3,427 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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Life Class (Life Class, #1)

3.52 avg rating — 3,413 ratings — published 2007 — 31 editions
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The Regeneration Trilogy (R...

4.40 avg rating — 1,887 ratings — published 1996 — 20 editions
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Border Crossing

3.49 avg rating — 1,453 ratings — published 2001 — 30 editions
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Another World

3.47 avg rating — 1,324 ratings — published 1998 — 20 editions
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Union Street

3.91 avg rating — 896 ratings — published 1982 — 12 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

“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

“Another person's life, observed from the outside, always has a shape and definition that one's own life lacks.”
Pat Barker

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