In Noonday, Pat Barker, Man Booker prizewinner for Regeneration, turns to World War Two. Paul, Elinor and Kit first met in 1914 at the Slade, before their generation lost hope, faith and much else on the battlefields the Somme. Now it is 1940 and another war has begun. As the bombs fall and they struggle to survive, old temptations and obsessions return, and choices have to be made . .. Noonday is the powerful, assured and challenging conclusion to Pat Barker’s acclaimed Life Class trilogy.