Bookseller Karin Scherer says:''Noonday' is the culminating triumph of Pat Barker's 'Life Class' trilogy. Once fellow students at the Slade, Elinor, Paul and Kit are working in blacked-out London faced with the constant risk of death. They must reach out to each other for consolation. However, there is another war looming - this time at home. Magnificent, painful and touching with glimpses of extraordinary humour.'