Frank Barrett was Travel Editor of The Mail on Sunday for 25 years, and before that was Travel Editor of The Independent which he joined at the newspaper’s inception in 1986. He regularly appears on TV and radio in Britain and America broadcasting on the subject of travel and holidays. Among the many publications he has written for are Newsweek and Conde Nast Traveler..
He has written a number of travel books including, most recently, the best-selling ’Treasured Island’: an account of the UK’s literary places, and `Where Was Wonderland?’ a guide to the real-life locations of classic children’s books such as Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden.
Frank first holidayed in France in 1962 at the age of eight and has returned every year since. At a meeting of the Association of British Tour Operators in France at Disneyland Paris he spoke on the subject of ‘…and that’s why I hate the French..’ which was watched by a stoney-faced French minister of tourism sitting in the front row of the auditorium.
He has won several Travel Writer of the Year awards, including the prestigious British Press Award for travel feature writing. He is married with two children and has lived in the West Country city of Bath since 1982.
Frank was the first person to spend a night in Madame Tussauds Chamber of Horrors and didn’t get the cash reward promised by Charles Dickens.
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