Life Class

by Pat Barker

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Life Class Synopsis

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?

Life Class Press Reviews

Sharply written and elegantly constructed...breathtaking Guardian A compelling read Literary Review Thoughtful, ambiguous and powerful Sunday Telegraph

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).

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ISBN: 9780141019475
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141019475
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Pat Barker
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Pat Barker

Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration (1991); which was made into a film of the same name; The Eye in the Door (1993), which won the Guardian Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road (1995), which won the Booker Prize, as well as the more recent novels Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, Life Class and Toby’s Room. She lives in Durham.

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