About this book
Barker returns to the First World War and the characters of "Life Class", in this dark, compelling novel of human desire, wartime horror and the power of friendship. Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary's Hospital where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the shattered faces of the wounded, "Toby's Room" is a riveting drama of identity, damage, intimacy and loss.
When Toby is reported 'Missing, Believed Killed', another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor's world: how exactly did Toby die - and why? Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby's room.