By (author) Pat Barker
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Life Class by Pat Barker
Book DescriptionLife Class is the first novel in Pat Barker's Life Class Trilogy - a powerful and unforgettable story of art and war Spring, 1914. The students at the Slade School of Art gather in Henry Tonks' studio for his life-drawing class. But for Paul Tarrant the class is troubling, underscoring his own uncertainty about making a mark on the world. When war breaks out and the army won't take Paul, he enlists in the Belgian Red Cross just as he and fellow student Elinor Brooke admit their feelings for one another. Amidst the devastation in Ypres, Paul comes to see the world anew - but have his experiences changed him completely? "Triumphant, shattering, inspiring". (The Times). "Barker writes as brilliantly as ever ...with great tenderness and insight she conveys a wartime world turned upside down". (Independent on Sunday). "Vigorous, masterly, gripping". (Penelope Lively, Independent). "Extraordinarily powerful". (Sunday Telegraph). Other titles in the trilogy: Toby's Room, and Noonday.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141019475
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pat Barker
Noonday, Paperback (April 2016)
London, 1940. As the bombs fall on the city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals trying to save the lives, working alongside former friend Kit Neville, while her husband Paul works as an air-raid warden. As the bombing intensifies, the constant risk of death makes all three of them reach out for quick consolation.
Regeneration, Paperback (August 2014)
A new stage adaptation of Pat Barker s acclaimed novel about World War One, and poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen."
Regeneration Trilogy, Paperback (February 2014)View all books by Pat Barker
At Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland, army psychiatrist William Rivers treats shell-shocked soldiers before sending them back to the front. In his care are poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, and Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper...
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Author Biography - Pat Barker
Pat Barker was born in 1943. She is the author of Union Street, Blow your House Down, The Century's Daughter, The Man Who Wasn't There, the Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road), Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, and the Life Class Trilogy (Life Class, Toby's Room and Noonday). Pat Barker lives in Durham.
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