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 · 97,509 ratings · 8,936 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Silence of the Girls

3.92 avg rating — 31,977 ratings — published 2018 — 34 editions
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Regeneration (Regeneration,...

4.03 avg rating — 24,904 ratings — published 1991 — 64 editions
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The Ghost Road (Regeneratio...

4.11 avg rating — 15,014 ratings — published 1995 — 41 editions
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The Eye in the Door (Regene...

4.06 avg rating — 7,678 ratings — published 1993 — 42 editions
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Toby's Room (Life Class, #2)

3.73 avg rating — 3,808 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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Life Class (Life Class, #1)

3.55 avg rating — 3,915 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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The Regeneration Trilogy (R...

4.39 avg rating — 2,183 ratings — published 1996 — 20 editions
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Border Crossing

3.52 avg rating — 1,639 ratings — published 2001 — 32 editions
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Another World

3.49 avg rating — 1,499 ratings — published 1998 — 22 editions
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Noonday (Life Class, #3)

3.76 avg rating — 1,442 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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