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Author: Pat Barker   Series: Penguin Essentials

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The breathtaking novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy

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The breathtaking novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy

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Description

In the Spring of 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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Critic Reviews

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

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

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About the Author

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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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Published
6th June 2019
Pages
256
ISBN
9780241986493
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