In Pale Battalions

In Pale Battalions

eBook - 2007 | Delta trade pbk. ed.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
3
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.
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2007.
Edition: Delta trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780440336983
0440336988
Summary: 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.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

dollfacecrafter Apr 18, 2014

most excellent book, he is a great story teller ! have not read a book yet by this author that I did not love

g
gvlee
Oct 15, 2011

An intriguing drama that pulls the reader along its many twists and turns, with surprises awaiting the reader even up to the last pages of the book. I found it frustrating how long it took to spin out the whole story. I guess the author was trying to create suspense, but it just made me annoyed.

p
PatrickT
Sep 26, 2011

Very enjoyable mystery with good characters and atmosphere.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CML

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top