The Eye in the Door

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Penguin Books Limited, May 1, 2008 - Fiction - 288 pages
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London, 1918. Billy Prior is working for Intelligence in the Ministry of Munitions. But his private encounters with women and men – pacifists, objectors, homosexuals – conflict with his duties as a soldier, and it is not long before his sense of himself fragments and breaks down. Forced to consult the man who helped him before – army psychiatrist William Rivers – Prior must confront his inability to be the dutiful soldier his superiors wish him to be ...

The Eye in the Door is a heart-rending study of the contradictions of war and of those forced to live through it.

The second book in the Regeneration trilogy

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Her insight into the England of WWI is fascinating. - Goodreads
I definitely lost the plot somewhere! - Goodreads
The writing is of uniformly high quality. - Goodreads
Think Fitzgerald in terms of clarity and insight. - Goodreads
The depiction of Priors coping mechanism was - Goodreads

Review: The Eye in the Door (Regeneration #2)

User Review  - Michelle Holden - Goodreads

After a seven month wait after reading Regeneration I have got round to reading the second instalment - no fault of the first just my laxness! I again thought this book was excellent and seemed to ... Read full review

Review: The Eye in the Door (Regeneration #2)

User Review  - Highjump - Goodreads

Big lull in the middle. I almost quit but part three drew me back in enough that I will probably finish the trilogy at some point. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, and the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy: Regeneration (1991), which was made into a film of the same name; The Eye in the Door (1993), which won the Guardian Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road (1995), which won the Booker Prize. More recently she has published a second fiction trilogy comprising Life Class, Toby's Room, and the final novel in the series, Noonday. Pat Barker lives in Durham.

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