Emily Barr

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Emily Barr
Born United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Chick lit Young adult fiction

Emily Barr is a British travel writer and novelist, author of novels such as Cuban Heels, Baggage, The Life You Want The Perfect Lie, and most recently The One Memory Of Flora Banks, a novel for young adults.

Barr studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute, winning the Guardian Student Journalist of the Year award in 1994. Barr became briefly notorious in the same year, while working as a researcher at the House of Commons, for her affair with the British MP Hartley Booth, which led to his resignation.[1]

She has written travel columns for The Guardian and The Observer[2] and lives in Cornwall with her partner and their children.[3]


  • Backpack (2001)
  • Baggage (2002)
  • Cuban Heels (2003) (also known as Cuba)
  • Atlantic Shift (2004) (also known as Solo)
  • Plan B (2005)
  • Out of My Depth (2007)
  • The Sisterhood (2008)
  • The Life You Want (2009)
  • The Perfect Lie (2010)
  • The First Wife (2011)
  • Stranded (2012)
  • The Sleeper (2013)
  • The One Memory Of Flora Banks (Ebook 2016, Hardback, 2017)


  1. ^ The Independent, 1994-02-14
  2. ^ Emily Barr biography Bookreporter.com, 2002
  3. ^ "Emily Barr - Writer | Emily Barr is a novelist for adults and young adults. She is published by Penguin and Headline.". www.emilybarr.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 

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