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.
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‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’
‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’
'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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Book Description HarperCollins. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0006511449
Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780006511441 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0980261
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006511449
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006511449