Ann Barr

Birth Date:
16.09.1929
Death date:
04.05.2015
Length of life:
85
Days since birth:
34611
Years since birth:
94
Days since death:
3335
Years since death:
9
Categories:
Journalist, Writer
Cemetery:
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Ann Barr (16 September 1929 – 4 May 2015) was a British journalist and writer involved in coining the terms Sloane Rangers and Foodies, in the early 1980s.

Early life

Barr was born in London to a Scottish father and Canadian mother. At the outbreak of World War II she and her three siblings were taken to Montreal by her mother where she attended a private school called The Study. She then returned to England in 1945 and attended St Margaret’s boarding school, Ludlow, Shropshire (now Moor Park School) and in 1950 the family moved to Belgravia.

Career

Barr worked as a secretary at The Times and as a sub editor at House and Garden magazine and the Weekend Telegraph magazine. She was features editor of Queen, then Harpers & Queen for which she was the deputy editor from 1971 to 1985. With Peter York , she co-wrote The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook which sold over a million copies. She followed up with the The Official Foodie Handbook in 1984.

Source: wikipedia.org

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