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An Education by Lynn Barber
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 12 November 2009.

A memoir of the authors life from her teens in the 60's through until today. Bittersweet, funny and thoroughly enjoyable, this will be one you won't want to put down.

Synopsis

An Education by Lynn Barber

When the journalist Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an attractive older man who drew up in his sports car - and her life was almost wrecked. A bright confident girl, on course to go to Oxford, she began a relationship which, incredibly, was encouraged by her conventional, suburban parents and which took her into the louche, semi-criminal world of west London just as the 1960s began. Ruin beckoned, until one day she made an important discovery.

An Education , the opening piece of this fascinating memoir, was highly praised when first published in Granta magazine, and is currently being filmed by the BBC with a Nick Hornby script.

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Candid, unsentimental and extremely funny. I read it in one glorious go, laughing and crying throughout. -- Zoe Heller


About the Author

Lynn Barber was born in Bagshot in 1944 and read English at Oxford. She worked at Penthouse magazine for seven years and then at the Sunday Express, the Independent on Sunday, Vanity Fair, the Daily Telegraph and now at the Observer. She has won five British Press Awards and a What the Papers Say award. Her books include How to Improve Your Man in Bed and The Single Woman's Sex Book, as well as a study of Victorian naturalists, The Heyday of Natural History. A previous collection of her interviews, Mostly Men, was published in 1991. She is married, with two daughters, and lives in Highgate, London.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th June 2009

Author

Lynn Barber

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780141039558

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