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Life Class By Pat Barker

Life Class
by Pat Barker

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Paul Tarrant's life as a volunteer for the Belgian Red Cross is a world away from his days at the Slade School of Art. The longer he remains in Ypres, the greater the distance between himself and home becomes, and by the time he returns, Paul must confront the fact that life, and love, will never be the same again.
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Life Class by Pat Barker

Spring, 1914. A group of students at the Slade School of Art have gathered for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant is easily distracted by an intriguing fellow student, Elinor Brooke, but when Kit Neville - himself not long out of the Slade but already a well-known painter - makes it clear that he, too, is attracted to Elinor, Paul withdraws into a passionate affair with an artist's model. As spring turns to summer, Paul and Elinor each reach a crisis in their relationships until finally, in the first few days of war, they turn to each other.

Paul's new life as a volunteer for the Belgian Red Cross is a world away from his days at the Slade. The longer he remains in Ypres, the greater the distance between himself and home becomes, and by the time he returns, Paul must confront the fact that life, and love, will never be the same again.

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Life Class Reviews


One of the strongest and most interesting novelists of her generation * Guardian *
She is daring, wise and a pleasure to read -- A.S. Byatt * Daily Telegraph *
A brilliant stylist . . . Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation * Sunday Telegraph *
One of the strongest and most interesting novelists of her generation * Guardian *
She is daring, wise and a pleasure to read -- A.S. Byatt * Daily Telegraph *
A brilliant stylist . . . Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation * Sunday Telegraph *

About Pat Barker


Pat Barker was born in Yorkshire and began her literary career in her forties, when she took a short writing course taught by Angela Carter. Encouraged by Carter to continue writing and exploring the lives of working class women, she sent her fiction out to publishers. Thirty-five years later, she has published fifteen novels, including her masterful Regeneration Trilogy, been made a CBE for services to literature, and won awards including the Guardian Fiction Prize and the UK's highest literary honour, the Booker Prize. She lives in Durham and her latest novel is The Silence of the Girls.

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GOR001092596
Life Class by Pat Barker
Pat Barker
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-04-21
256
0241142970
9780241142974
N/A
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