Life Class

Life Class

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/08/2008
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Synopsis

From the Booker Prize-winning and Women's Prize-shortlisted author of The Silence of the Girls

The first novel in Pat Barker's acclaimed 'Life Class' trilogy - an unforgettable story of art and war, from one of our greatest writers on war and the human heart

'Triumphant, inspiring, shattering' The Times

'Barker writes as brilliantly as ever... With great tenderness and insight she conveys a wartime world turned upside down' Independent on Sunday

'Masterly, gripping' Penelope Lively

'Extraordinarily powerful' Sunday Telegraph

Spring, 1914. The students at the Slade School of Art gather in Henry Tonks's 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?

The Life Class trilogy:
Life Class
Toby's Room
Noonday

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141019475
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 182g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 16 mm

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Life Class is the first in a trilogy by Pat Barker, the author most known for her Regeneration series of novels. It is followed by Toby’s Room and culminat... READ MORE
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