Life Class

Life Class Cover

Life Class

By Pat Barker; Russell Boulter (Narrated by)

BBC Audiobooks, Compact Disc, 9781602839939

Publication Date: July 1, 2010


In the spring of 1914, a group of young students gather in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two components of a love triangle, and at the outset of the war, they turn to each other. After volunteering for the Red Cross, Paul must confront the fact that life, love, and art will never be the same for him. Pat Barker is unrivaled in her ability to convey simple, moving human truths. Her skill in relaying the harrowing experience of modern warfare is matched by the depth of insight she brings to the experience of love and the morality of art in a time of war. Life Class is one of her genuine masterpieces.

About the Author
Pat Barker's novels include "Another World", "Border Crossing" and "Noonday". She is also the author of the highly acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy, comprising "Regeneration", which has been made into a film starring Jonathan Pryce and James Wilby, "The Eye in the Door", winner of the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize, and "The Ghost Road", winner of the 1996 Booker Prize. She lives in England.

Russell Boulter is an English actor who has been seen on stage in "Madness of George Dubya", "Macbeth", and "Star Quality", while his many television appearances include "Judge John Deed", "EastEnders", "Murder in Suburbia", "Merseybeat", "A&E", "Where the Heart Is", "Casualty", "The Bill", and "Heartbeat".