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It is London, 1918. Billy Prior is working for Intelligence in the Ministry of Munitions. But with his private encounters with women and men - pacifists, objectors, homosexuals - conflicting with his duties as a soldier, 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 Bodley Medal is awarded by the Bodleian Libraries to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the worlds in which the Bodleian is active: literature, culture, science, and communication.
Author Patricia Mary W. Barker, CBE, FRSL was awarded the Bodley Medal in 2020. She is an English writer and novelist. Born in 1943 and living in Durham, she has won many awards for her fiction, which centres on themes of memory, trauma, survival and recovery. Her highly acclaimed work is described as direct, blunt and plainspoken.
  • Paperback - 320 pages
  • Dimensions 198mm x 18mm x 129mm
  • ISBN 9780141030944

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