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Four people meet at a life class - Stefan is their new teacher. Frustrated by his lack of progress as a sculptor, he seeks validation and redemption through his art alone but finds himself, unwillingly, facing a class that wants its old teacher back.

Dory's career in sexual health has given her a jaundiced view of men and relationships - a view magnified by the break-up from her partner. She is definitely looking for a fresh start but, despite her sister's advocacy, she does not envisage a new man in her life.

Her sister, Fran, is on a collision course with her mid-life-crisis. A stay-at-home mother, she is bored. Her quest to recapture the excitement of her youth brings more than she bargained for - putting everything she really loves at risk.

Dominic knows all about sex but nothing about love. Not much more than a child he is drawn to a damaging lifestyle. Can he recognise the love on offer and accept the helping hands held out to him?

What people are saying about Life Class...
Anne Stormont 'Write Anne' says: All in all Life Class is a very good read. Like Torn it's much more complex and layered than chick-lit, definitely Romance-plus, and all the more satisfying for that.

Anne Williams 'Being Anne' says: Quite a story - one with themes and developments that I never expected - but with love at its heart. It's a story about people and their relationships, character driven fiction at its best, the grown-up love story I'd hoped for. But it also manages to be a real page turner - I really wanted to see how things turned out for a group of real people I felt I knew so well, with all their faults and failings.....

Lynette Sofras 'Manic Scribbler' says about Life Class: The powerful mix of complex characters and their problems seem to leap out of the story and almost physically suck you into it - pulling and tugging this way and that as their stories unfold. They are almost frighteningly realistic. And Ms Allan's masterful control of the narrative pace kept me spellbound, unable to find a place to stop reading and therefore carrying on long into the night. I love it when a story does that for me and that's why it has to have five stars. Read it - you will not be disappointed.

J B Johnson of 'Brook Cottage Books' says: A fabulously well written book that explores the complexities around relationships, the need to be accepted, and the desire for love and family. It examines the choices that are made and the regrets that follow those decisions. Each one of the characters created by Gilli Allan is interesting, and multifaceted. Each of their lives is so different from the other yet connected by their circumstances and an art class. They are all caught in the idiosyncrasy that is human nature and the uncertainty of who to trust in a world that has not been kind. At the heart of the story is love. But, this is not a conventional hearts and flowers type of love story.

Lou Graham of Lou Graham's Blog says: A lovely story exploring a group of people who are all from different walks of life but all joined together through their mutual interest in art. Lovely sub-story lines between the characters and I enjoyed how each of the chapters focused on one of the leading characters yet you were not leaving the others behind. It is clear that each person is on a journey, whilst most don't even realise it.

About the author
Kim (the Bookworm) Nash: "Gilli Allan has such a fabulous way of writing"
Anne Williams (Being Anne) : "I love Gilli Allan's writing and wish I'd discovered her sooner. I can't believe her books have languished on my Kindle for so long."
J B Johnson (Brook Cottage Books): "I look forward to reading more by this talented author."

    

Used availability for Gilli Allan's Life Class

Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life Class: Compulsive reading - a stunning novel set in an art class
Author(s): Gilli Allan
ISBN: 1-78375-254-8 / 978-1-78375-254-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life Class
Author(s): Gilli Allan
ISBN: 1-4819-4313-8 / 978-1-4819-4313-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Life Class
Author(s): Gilli Allan
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Life Class: Compulsive reading - a stunning novel set in an art class
Author(s): Gilli Allan
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon UK