In Pale Battalions (Paperback)

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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 and 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.

But nothing could have prepared her, or the reader, for the extraordinary story that is about to unfold.

From the Paperback edition.

About the Author


Robert Goddard’s first novel Past Caring was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and labyrinthine plots.

Praise for In Pale Battalions…


"One of my favourite books of the year...I recomment it to all ages and both sexes"—Sarah Broadhurst, Today

"A superbly plotted romantic thriller"—New York Times

"A novel of numerous twists and turns and surprises"—Sunday Telegraph


From the Paperback edition.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0385339208
ISBN-13: 9780385339209
Published: Delta, 05/29/2007
Pages: 368
Language: English


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