In Pale Battalions

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Poseidon Press, 1988 - Fiction - 296 pages
11 Reviews
"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  - Barbara - Goodreads

This was a very good mystery--a very good work of historical fiction--and a very good melodrama. It was a page turner, although you can turn the page slowly, but you still want to see what happens ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

What a wonderful, addictive story set in the throes of World War I. It was quite well done on many levels - - and this is coming from someone who almost never reads mysteries. Yes, it is a mystery, but it is so much more. Now I need to get some sleep....... Read full review

About the author (1988)

ROBERT GODDARD was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV.

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