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 is one of England s most important contemporary novelists. The books in her Regeneration Trilogy won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Booker Prize. She lives in England and was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000.
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".