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Julian Barnes
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Julian Barnes was born in Leicester and moved to London in 1946. He is the author of twenty books, and in 2011 won the Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending. He met Pat Kavanagh in 1978.
 
Pat Kavanagh was born in South Africa and moved to London in 1964. She worked in advertising and then, for forty years, as a literary agent. She married Julian Barnes in 1979, and died in 2008. 

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Arthur & George

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $16.00

As boys, George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur, living in shabby genteel Edinburgh, find themselves in a vast and complex world at the heart of the British Empire. Years later—one struggling with his identity in a world hostile to his ancestry, the other creating the world’s most famous... Read more >

Arthur and George

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $11.99

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The Julian Barnes Booker Prize Finalist Collection, 3-Book Bundle
Flaubert's Parrot; England, England; Arthur & George
Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $24.99

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Before She Met Me

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1992
Price: $15.00

Barnes's novel about a mild-mannered historian, Graham Hendrick, who becomes obsessed with his wife's appearance from her earlier years in a low-budget film (which Graham considers "adultery") is a tautly plotted and fiendishly suspenseful application of the uncertainty principle to the domain of Eros.

"Few will be able to resist its easy... Read more >
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Before She Met Me

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Cross Channel

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 1997
Price: $15.00

In his first collection of short stories, Barnes explores the narrow body of water containing the vast sea of prejudice and misapprehension which lies between England and France with acuity humor, and compassion. For whether Barnes's English characters come to France as conquerors or hostages, laborers, athletes, or aesthetes, what they... Read more >
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Cross Channel

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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England, England

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 2000
Price: $15.95

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England, England

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Flaubert's Parrot

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 27, 1990
Price: $15.00

Which of two stuffed parrots was the inspiration for one of Flaubert's greatest stories? Why did the master keep changing the color of Emma Bovery's eyes? And why should these minutiae matter so much to Geoffrey Braithwaite, the crankily erudite doctor who is the narrator of this tour de force of... Read more >
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Flaubert's Parrot

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Flaubert's Parrot; A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Written by Julian Barnes
Introduction by Sarah Churchwell


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $28.95

An Everyman's Library hardcover omnibus edition of two of the Booker Prize-winning author's earliest and most admired novels, neither of which has been available in hardcover for more than two decades. With full-cloth binding, a silk ribbon marker, a chronology, and a new introduction.

Flaubert's Parrot
, Julian Barnes's breakthrough book—shortlisted for the... Read more >

A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $11.99

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A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 27, 1990
Price: $15.95

It's a hilariously revisionist account of Noah's ark, narrated by a passenger who doesn't appear in Genesis. It's a sneak preview of heaven. It encompasses the stories of a cruise ship hijacked by terrorists and of woodworms tried for blasphemy in sixteenth century France. In short, A History of the World... Read more >
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The Lemon Table

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2005
Price: $15.00

In his widely acclaimed new collection of stories, Julian Barnes addresses what is perhaps the most poignant aspect of the human condition: growing old.

The characters in The Lemon Table are facing the ends of their lives—some with bitter regret, others with resignation, and others still with defiant rage. Their circumstances... Read more >
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The Lemon Table

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Letters from London

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1995
Price: $16.95

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Letters from London

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Levels of Life

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $14.95

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Levels of Life

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $22.95

“You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed . . .”

Julian Barnes’s new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded him... Read more >
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Levels of Life

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Love, etc.

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.00

Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character. In Love, etc. he uses all the surprising, sophisticated ingredients of a delightful farce to create a tragicomedy of human frailties and needs.

After spending a... Read more >
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Love, etc.

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Metroland

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1992
Price: $14.00

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Metroland

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $9.99

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