The moving, epic and tragic story of the men and women of Gallipoli. A tale about everything but glory...
A poignant and compelling story of three lives torn apart by the Battle of Gallipoli.
Arthur Tarrant, an Oxford graduate headed for his uncle's law firm, changes path leaving behind his fiancee Sylvia and joins the army, destined for Gallipoli. There, his life becomes entwined with that of Fred Chaffey, a country boy from Dorset.
GLORY tells of the fatal errors made by the leaders of the army, the heroism of the men, and the struggles to understand the situation while nurturing relationships in the most strange and difficult of circumstances.
Billington vividly creates the doomed campaign with its incompetent generals, bullish politicians and sacrificial soldiers ... a clever, insightful and always readable book - THE TIMES on Glory
Many lives were changed irrevocably by the 1915 Battle of Gallipoli. Inspired by her grandfather's experiences, Billington focuses on the battle's impact on a young woman and two soldiers in this heart-wrenching novel of loss, love and survival - WOMAN & HOME on Glory
Billington keeps the tension rising, and it all feels horribly believable - SUNDAY TIMES on The Missing Boy
A well-wrought, honest book that is generous with its insights and tender in all the right places - DAILY EXPRESS on The Missing Boy
[A] brilliantly murky novel...Rachel Billington has created an utterly gripping page-turner, rich in sub plots - THE SPECTATOR on Lies & Loyalties
Her consciousness of the limitations of romantic love and her old-fashioned acceptance of emotional and physical pain make Rachel Billington's Maria touching and dashing in equal measure - THE SPECTATOR on Maria and the Admiral
Rachel Billington has published twenty novels and nine books for children, as well as several non-fiction works. She is also a regular journalist, feature writer and reviewer. She is co-editor of Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners and a Vice-President of English PEN. She has four children and five grandchildren and lives in London and Dorset.