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Liza's England

By Pat Barker


Pat Barker’s renowned “Regeneration” trilogy (1991/1993/1995) uses World War One trauma and shell-shock as its key theme, borrowing true-life characters (Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, famed war poets, for example) in order to explore attitudes towards hysteria in men and differing treatment methods, such as the then-recent use of talking therapy.  “Liza’s England” is a gorgeous text exploring aging and vulnerability.   

Key Themes:

  • Dementia / Alzheimer's
  • Professional / Occupational Stress
  • Revealing Reads

Reference: Pat, Barker. 1986. Liza's England. London: Virago, 2004


- Charley Baker
Date Review Submitted: Friday 20th March 2009