About this book
Pat Barker returns to the subject of the First World War for this compelling novel about young people learning the ordinary lessons of life, love and friendship, in the midst of extraordinary times. A young couple meet at the Slade School of Art, recognising their feelings for one another just as war breaks out. Barker's "Regeneration Trilogy" is reissued with similar cover style this month, and this is sure to be a bestseller. 'Extraordinarily powerful' "Sunday Telegraph"
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.