“A London View” (Granta 65, Spring 1999)


Notes on this edition: “A London View” by Julian Barnes. Granta 65 (Spring 1999): 176-177. Barnes recalls his early memories of the Metropolitan, Bakerloo and District tube lines.

“Evermore” | The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (Penguin Books, 2007)


Notes on this edition: “Evermore” in The Penguin Book of First World War Stories. New York: Penguin Books, 2007. Pp. 401. ISBN: 9780141442150

Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” is published on pages 345-361.

“Vigilance” | TLS Stories (Times Literary Supplement, 2003)


Notes on this edition: “Vigilance”. TLS Stories. Edited and with an Introduction by Lindsay Duguid. London: Times Literary Supplement, 2003. Pp. 171. 18 cm. ISBN: 9781841221625.

In 2003, the TLS published this collection as a promotional item for subscribers. Julian Barnes’s short story “Vigilance” is published on pages 8-20. Other authors featured in the collection include:

  • “Babushka in the Blue Bus”  by Shena Mackay
  • “The Red-Haired Girl” by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • “Bookcruncher”  by Tibor Fischer
  • “Cheers” by Helen Simpson
  • “Annals of the Honorary Secretary” by James Lasdun
  • “Bosom Companions” by Dan Jacobson
  • “Easter” by John McGahern
  • “Science and the Arts” by M. John Harrison
  • “The Shortlist Season” by Ali Smith
  • “A Beautiful Restoration” by Dilys Rose
  • “Lone Pine” by David Malouf
  • “The Party” by Amit Chaudhuri
  • “Here Comes Glad” by Paul Magrs
  • “Curved Is the Line of Beauty” by Hilary Mantel
  • “Some Time I Shall Sleep Out” by J. Maclaren-Ross

13 Prisen Mitternacht | The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories (Bastei Lübbe, 1979)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Eine beherrschte Frau” [“A Self-Possessed Woman.”] 13 Prisen Mitternacht | The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories. Bastei Lübbe, 1979. 141-156.

First German edition of this anthology, which was preceded by English editions in hardback (Jonathan Cape, 1975) and paperback (Corgi, 1977). All editions were published prior to Julian Barnes’s first novel Metroland (Jonathan Cape, 1980).

The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories (Corgi Books, 1977)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “A Self-Possessed Woman.” The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories. London: Corgi Books, 1977. 129-145.

First paperback edition of this anthology. The back cover lists the sales price for UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The Australian price of $2.00 is the “RECOMMENDED PRICE ONLY”, and the front cover features a price sticker of $2.50, thus suggesting the origin of sale within that country.

The book was first published by in hardback with dark green dust jacket (Jonathan Cape, 1975). Both editions published prior to Barnes’s first novel Metroland (Jonathan Cape, 1980). A German translation of this anthology also appeared in paperback (Bastei Lübbe, 1979).

The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories (Jonathan Cape, 1975)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “A Self-Possessed Woman.” The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories. London: Jonathan Cape, 1975. 132-149.

From a competition judged by Kingsley Amis, Patricia Highsmith and Christopher Lee. The Times sponsored the competition in conjunction with Jonathan Cape.

This constitutes Julian Barnes’s first book publication, as it was published five years before his first novel Metroland (Jonathan Cape, 1980). The book was published in hardback with dark green dust jacket. The top of the text block is stained yellow.

This edition was followed by a paperback edition (Corgi Books, 1977) and a German translation (Bastei Lübbe, 1979), also in paperback.

Lucy Mackenzie: Quiet (Nancy Hoffman Gallery, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Lucy Mackenzie: Quiet. New York: Nancy Hoffman Gallery, 2015. ISBN: 9780982407356

This exhibit catalog features an introduction written by Julian Barnes titled, “Lucy Mackenzie: Showing the World in a Particular Light.” The essay runs five pages in length.

For more information about the exhibit or to order a copy of the exhibit catalog, please visit the Nancy Hoffman Gallery website: http://www.nancyhoffmangallery.com/

Flaubert et une gouvernante anglaise: à la recherhe de Juliet Herbert (Publications des Universités de Rouen et du Havre, 2011; Preface)


Notes on this edition: Flaubert et une gouvernante anglaise: à la recherhe de Juliet Herbert. Hermia Oliver. Mont-Saint-Aignan: Publications des Universités de Rouen et du Havre, 2011. Pp. 264. Translated by Gillian Pink.

Preface by Julian Barnes; printed in French (pp. 7-12) and English (pp. 12-16). The French translation of Barnes’s preface by Catriona Seth.

The book Flaubert and an English Governess was originally published in English in 1980 by Oxford University Press.

Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums (Economist Books, 2016)


Notes on this edition: Barnes, Julian. “Where Sibelius Fell Silent.” Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums. Edited by Maggie Fergusson. London: Economist Books, 2016. Pp. 145-151. ISBN: 9781781256909.

Julian Barnes’s essay on visiting Sibelius’s home was originally published in More Intelligent Life (January/February 2012). The essay now resides on the 1843 Magazine website, which is published by The Economist. The book featured contains Barnes’s essay along with essays by Roddy Doyle, Margaret Drabble, Don Paterson, Ali Smith, Ann Patchett, Alan Hollinghurst, Andrew Motion, William Boyd, and numerous others.

“One of a Kind” | Braille Edition (RNIB, no date)


Notes on this edition: “One of a Kind.” Peterborough: RNIB, [nd].

The Royal National Institute of Blind People published Julian Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” along with three other short stories. Spiral bound, the cover is labelled “Short Stories 158”. No printed publication date.

Barnes’s short story “One of a Kind” was originally published in the London Review of Books, Vol. 4, No. 3, 18 February 1982, pp. 23-24.

This edition inscribed “One of Ryan’s more obscure discoveries – all good wishes – Julian Barnes”.