In Pale Battalions

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Poseidon Press, 1988 - Fiction - 296 pages
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"Six months after her husband's sudden death, Leonora Galloway sets off for a holiday in Paris with her daughter Penelope. At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin." "Their journey starts with an unscheduled stop at the imposing Thiepval Memorial to the dead of the Battle of the Somme near Amiens. Amongst those commemorated is Leonora's father. The date of his death is recorded as 30th April, 1916. But Leonora wasn't born until 14th March 1917." "Penelope at once supposes a simple wartime illegitimacy as the clue to her mother's unhappy childhood and the family's sundered connections with her aristocratic heritage, about which she has always known so little."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this one! Goddard is a real master and I love all his novels! He is an excellent story-teller! If you haven't read any of his books, you need to do that now! Read full review

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

In Pale Battalions tells the story of the newly widowed Leonora Galloway who sets off, with her daughter Penelope, on a holiday in Paris. The first stop on their journey is the Thiepval Memorial for ... Read full review

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