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  • Published: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141924212
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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Toby's Room




Pat Barker returns to the First World War in this dark, compelling novel of human desire, wartime horror and the power of friendship

Toby and Elinor, brother and sister, friends and confidants, are sharers of a dark secret, carried from the summer of 1912 into the battlefields of France and wartime London in 1917.

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's fellow student Kit Neville was there in the fox-hole when Toby met his fate, but has secrets of his own to keep. Enlisting the help of former lover Paul Tarrant, Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby's room.

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. It is Pat Barker's most powerful novel yet.

  • Published: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141924212
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
Categories:

About the author

Pat Barker

Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration (1991), The Eye in the Door (1993) and The Ghost Road (1995), which won the Booker Prize, as well as the more recent novels Border Crossing and Double Vision. She lives in Durham.

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