Sagas Kelly, Sheelagh Family of the Empire

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Family of the Empire

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9780006511441: Family of the Empire

The second volume of bestselling saga author Sheelagh Kelly’s new Yorkshire trilogy.

Yorkshire-born Probyn Kilmaster wants more out of life than to follow his father down the pit, and has always longed to join the army. He incurs his father’s wrath by running away to fulfil his dream. But his illusions are shattered when the men whom he has idealised as upholders of the glorious British Empire appear to be the unprincipled rabble his father always warned him about. Moreover, the army is full of Irishmen and one of them, Michael Melody, is intent on making Probyn his close companion and protector against the bullying Corporal Wedlock.

Even Aunt Kit – another Kilmaster outcast – can no longer be relied upon to provide comfort and Probyn must struggle to adjust to the gruelling regime of military life, eventually finding comradeship amongst the tough men he formerly despised.

The regiment becomes his life. From adventures in Africa to strike-breaking at home, experiencing savage warfare and forbidden love, Probyn wrestles with divided loyalties to find his niche in the great family of the Empire, his ultimate ambition to be Regimental Sergeant Major. But in this single-minded pursuit he has overlooked the dreams and desires of the women in his life, and just as he is about to ascend the top rung of the ladder a past
indiscretion seems destined to rob him of all he cherishes.......

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‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’
Sunderland Echo

‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’
Irish Independent

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'The second volume of bestselling author Sheelagh Kelly's new Yorkshire trilogy.'

Probyn Kilmaster wants more out of life than to follow his father down the pit. He has always admired his convention-defying Aunt Kit and, inspired by her, runs away to join the army, alienating himself from his family. On his first foreign posting he meets a woman much older than himself who persuades him to go through an unofficial wedding ceremony. But the relationship is a disaster and soon Probyn searches for escape. Narrowly avoiding court martial, he returns to England where he makes peace with his family

The peace is shattered, though when he marries the young, inexperienced Grace – his family is horrified because she is a Catholic. But Probyn stands by his decision and finds happiness – until the 'wife' from his youth turns up and throws his world into turmoil.

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