Every book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy, published by Penguin between 1991 and 1995, and culminating in the Booker Prize-winning The Ghost Road, is widely considered to be the definitive modern statement on the brutality of war - and the First World War in particular. In War Talk, an extract from Regeneration, Barker movingly recounts the first meeting of the poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon in a hospital for those wounded at the Front.

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