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Barker, Pat 1943-

Works: 129 works in 1,009 publications in 15 languages and 27,437 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  War stories  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  History  Drama  War films  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Director, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.A6488, 823.914
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The ghost road by Pat Barker( Book )

80 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War I novel on civilized and uncivilized warfare. The protagonist is a British psychologist, treating soldiers for shell shock. Before the war he lived in a British colony in the Far East, studying headhunters until the practice was banned by the British as uncivilized. Now, as he witnesses the carnage of civilized artillery and machine guns he asks himself why is this not banned? By the author of The Eye in the Door
Regeneration by Pat Barker( Book )

90 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a British military hospital during WWI, this novel blends fact and fiction, drawing its two protagonists from the pages of history. The author of Union Street (made into the film Stanley and Iris) portrays over whelmed men who try to come to terms with their outrage of a futile war
The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Book )

78 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the spring of 1918. On the battlefields of France, a mammoth German offensive threatens the English army with defeat. In England itself, a beleaguered government and panic-stricken, vengeful public seek scapegoats. Two groups are targeted for persecution and prosecution: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead dangerous double lives; and "the eye in the door" becomes a symbol of the paranoia that threatens to destroy the very fabric of British society
Life class by Pat Barker( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel capturing the devastation and psychological trauma of the Great War on every level of British society focuses on a group of young art students, including Paul Tarrant, a Red Cross volunteer, who discovers that life, love, and art will never be the same
Another world by Pat Barker( Book )

59 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British novel on family tensions whose protagonists include children from a couple's previoius marriage and a dying grandfather who is reliving the horrors of World War I
Border crossing by Pat Barker( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At first, as Tom and Lauren Seymour walk along the deserted Newcastle waterfront on a cold, gray September afternoon, they are too busy arguing, too absorbed in the breakup of their marriage, to notice the sole other human being at the river's edge - a young man who steps out onto one of the abandoned jetties, swallows a bottle of pills, and throws himself into the icy current. Tom risks his life to rescue the man and is just in time to save him; but soon afterward, Tom begins to discover hidden meanings beneath this stroke of luck. For the man is Danny Miller, and Tom testified years before as an expert witness at Danny Miller's trial for murder, when Danny was ten years old. Now, released from prison and living under an assumed name, Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life - starting with his past. While Tom grapples with his own troubles, he is lured, by suspicion, guilt, and curiosity, into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of Danny's case."--Jacket
Double vision by Pat Barker( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profoundly affected by the events of September 11th and its aftermath, two British journalists return to England to face different fates, in a study of the effects of violence on those who come in contact with it
Toby's room by Pat Barker( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of an upper-class family torn by World War I centers on an anguished sister whose beloved brother goes missing in action, in an epic tale that explores the experiences of the family members and the working-class people who support them
Union Street by Pat Barker( Book )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Virago modern classic was the first novel from the author of The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road. It centres on the women of Union Street, describing how they meet the harsh challenges of poverty and survival in a precarious world
Blow your house down by Pat Barker( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skildring fra en engelsk industriby af en gruppe prostituerede, der lever i konstant angst, fordi flere andre prostituerede er blevet myrdet
The century's daughter by Pat Barker( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liza was born on the stroke of midnight as the 20th century began. Growing up during the First World War she marries Frank an unemployed steel worker who is also a mystic and faith healer. Her real trial of strength is encountered as she rears her children through the Depression and the Second World War
Life class a novel by Pat Barker( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1914, a group of young students gather in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two components of a love triangle, and at the outset of the war, they turn to each other. After volunteering for the Red Cross, Paul must confront the fact that life, love, and art will never be the same for him. Pat Barker is unrivaled in her ability to convey simple, moving human truths. Her skill in relaying the harrowing experience of modern warfare is matched by the depth of insight she brings to the experience of love and the morality of art in a time of war. Life Class is one of her genuine masterpieces
Noonday : a novel by Pat Barker( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new novel from the Booker Prize winning Pat Barker, author of the Regeneration Trilogy, that unforgettably portrays London during the Blitz (her first portrayal of World War II) and reconfirms her place in the very top rank of British novelists. London, the Blitz, Autumn 1940. As the bombs fall on the blacked-out city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals trying to save the lives of injured survivors, working alongside former friend Kit Neville, while her husband Paul Tarrant works as an air-raide warden. Once fellow students at the Slade School of Fine Art before the First World War destroyed the hopes of their generation, they now find themselves caught in another war, this time at home. As the bombing intensifies, the constant risk of death makes all three reach out for quick consolation. And into their midst comes the spirit medium Bertha Mason, grotesque and unforgettable, whose ability to make contact with the deceased finds vastly increased demands as death rains down from the skies. Old loves and obsessions resurface until Elinor is brought face to face with an almost impossible choice. Completing the story of Elinor Brooke, Paul Tarrant and Kit Neville begun with Life Class and continued with Toby's Room, Noonday is both a stand-alone novel and the climax of a trilogy. Writing about the Second World War for the first time, Pat Barker brings the besieged and haunted city of London into electrifying life in her most powerful novel since the Regeneration trilogy"--
The man who wasn't there by Pat Barker( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Colin Harper weaves together movies and real life in an attempt to create an understanding of what his father was like and what it means to be a man
The ghost road by Pat Barker( Recording )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed psychologist Dr. William Rivers faces the wrenching challenge of restoring men to health, only to send them back to war and almost certain death. Lieutenant Billy Prior, who is cured of shell shock by Rivers at Craiglockhart War Hospital, is compelled beyond reason to return to the battlefield for a fourth tour of duty. For both men, the war is inescapable and consuming
The Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regeneration--A sombre, brillant its centre is a real-life encounter that occurred at Craiglockhart in 1917 between W.H.R. Rivers, and army psychologist, and Siegfried Sassoon....Intense and subtle, getting responsively under the skin of both real and imagined characters. The Eye In The Door----a gripping, moving beautifully constructed and profoundly intelligent. It centres on the terrible trauma suffered by young First World War veterans, but is also about gender, calss, truth, survival and love. The Ghost Road----defies superlatives...Barker's strong, descriptive prose, humane detachment, unflinching eye and probing explorations into the minds of men damaged by war has resulted in an atmospheric, unforgettable, valuable novle which brings to a close a trilogy demanding to be read by everyone
Border crossing by Pat Barker( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day when Tom Seymore, a child psychologist, was walking by a river by his home, he rescued a young man from drowning. Tom realized it was Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he gave evidence. Danny has served his sentence and is out of prison, but now asks for Tom's help in refuting the evidence
The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Recording )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of World War I and faced with defeat, the British government and a vengeful public targets pacifists and homosexuals as scapegoats. Many are jailed or forced to lead double lives as "the eye in the door" symbolizes the paranoia threatening to unravel the fabric of British society
Regeneration by Pat Barker( Recording )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the massive yellow-grey facade of Craiglockhart War Hospital, Dr. William Rivers attempts to restore the sanity of officers driven out of their minds by their experiences in action in the First World War. When Siegfried Sassoon publishes his declaration of protest against the continuation of the war, he is thought mentally unsound by the authorities and sent to the care of Rivers. Their relationship forms the core of Regeneration
Another world by Pat Barker( Recording )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eerie story of a troubled family in the north of England. It is filled with statling images and incisive character studies which reveal an uncanny reality where emotions and events from the past resurface in the present
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The ghost road
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RegenerationThe eye in the doorLife classAnother worldBorder crossingDouble visionUnion StreetBlow your house down