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Sarah Barclay is a journalist and author. Born in London, she grew up in Jamaica and the English countryside. After reading English at Edinburgh, she worked as a journalist, travel writer, editor, stylist and copywriter. For sixteen years she had a weekly beauty column in the Mail on Sunday's YOU Magazine. 

After leaving YOU Magazine, she researched and wrote Eden's Keepers, her first narrative non-fiction story about platonic lifelong friends who lived through the First and Second World Wars. Describing Eden's Keepers as 'the true love story behind about the creation of a famously beautiful garden', it was published in July 2022 by Clearview Books. 

 She has written for Vogue, Tatler, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Saturday Express, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Madame Figaro, was Health and Beauty Director of Woman’s Journal for seven years and is author of

Faking It! How to be a Natural Born Beauty (pub Carlton 1999), a tongue-in-cheek, subversive beauty book challenging the idea that physical perfection is desirable but feeling wonderful is worth a try. Faking It! was serialised in the Daily Mail, banded onto British Elle and translated into several languages. 

She lives in the English countryside with her family and many animals and is currently working on her next book. Her particular interest is the effects of World War I and II on children and young adults, and the part the natural world and especially gardens can play.

Favourite and influential writers include Angela Carter, Kate Atkinson,

Polly Samson, Iris Murdoch, Alan Hollinghurst and Catherine Bailey.    

For interviews or literary festival bookings, contact Clearview Books or message direct from the website link. 


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