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In Pale Battalions, by Robert Gooddard

 
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In Pale Battalions, by Robert Gooddard.&nbsp; Hardcover with dust jacket.&nbsp; <SPAN style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Six months after her husband's sudden death, Leonora Galloway sets off for a holiday in Paris with her daughter Penelope.&nbsp;&nbsp;At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin...</SPAN><BR style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><BR style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><SPAN style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Their journey starts with an unscheduled stop at the imposing Thiepval Memorial to the dead of the Battle of the Somme near Amiens.&nbsp;&nbsp;Amongst those commemorated is Leonora's father.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><I style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); FONT-VARIANT: normal; TEXT-INDENT: 0px; FONT-FAMILY: 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">The date of his death is recorded and 30th&nbsp;&nbsp;April, 1916.&nbsp;&nbsp;But Leonora wasn't born until 14th March 1917.</I><BR style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><BR style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><SPAN style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">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.</SPAN><BR style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><BR style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><SPAN style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 13px 'Segoe UI', Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(35,35,35); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">But nothing could have prepared her, or the reader, for the extraordinary story that is about to unfold.</SPAN>
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