In Pale Battalions
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In Pale Battalions

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Six months after the sudden death of her husband, Leonora Galloway sets out on a trip to France with her daughter Penelope. At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin... Leonora takes her daughter to the battlefields of WW1, where her father is commemorated on the Thiepval Monument. But the date of his death is surprising, and reveals that Captain John Hallows cannot possibly have been Leonora's real father. This is only the start of a series of revelations that span three generations of a distinguished aristocratic family who are not what they seem. Penelope must piece together a tale of war, of loss, of greed, deception and vice - and the perpetrator of a murder left unsolved for more than half a century...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 32mm | 322.05g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0552162965
  • 9780552162968
  • 114,739

About Robert Goddard

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, starring John Thaw.show more

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"'A superbly plotted romantic thriller'" * New York Times Book Review * "'A novel of numerous twists and turns and surprises'" * Sunday Telegraph * "'One of my favourite books of the year...I recommend it to all ages and both sexes'" * Today * "'An excellent story told with remarkable skill'" * Canberra Times *show more

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"'One of my favourite books of the year...I recommend it to all ages and both sexes'"show more

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Six months after the sudden death of her husband, Leonora Galloway sets out on a trip to France with her daughter Penelope. At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin... Leonora takes her daughter to the battlefields of the First World War, where her father is commemorated on the Thiepval Monument. But the date of his death is surprising, and reveals that Captain John Hallows cannot possibly have been Leonora's real father. This is only the start of a series of revelations that span three generations of a distinguished aristocratic family who are not what they seem. Penelope must piece together a tale of war, of loss, of greed, deception and vice - and the perpetrator of a murder left unsolved for more than half a century...show more

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1,773 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 29% (518)
4 43% (767)
3 22% (393)
2 4% (75)
1 1% (20)
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