About

 

 

 

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 has 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. 

Since 2019, she has been researching and writing Eden's Keepers, a narrative non-fiction double biography about two 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. 

 

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 She has written for Vogue, Tatler, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Saturday Express, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Madame Figaro on a variety of subjects from blue eyeshadow to beekeeping. She 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) which she describes a tongue-in-cheek, conspiratorial and subversive beauty book. 

She lives in the Hampshire countryside with her family and many animals