Glory (2020)

Glory Inspired by Rachael s family history and published to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in April Glory is a poignant and compelling novel inspired by the men and women of Gallipoli and the
  • Title: Glory
  • Author: Rachel Billington
  • ISBN: 9781409146230
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Glory
    Inspired by Rachael s family history and published to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in April, Glory is a poignant and compelling novel inspired by the men and women of Gallipoli and the tragic events of 1915.Glory tells of the determination to survive, the love stories enduring across the war torn miles, the decisions cast, the errors made and the dark realiInspired by Rachael s family history and published to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in April, Glory is a poignant and compelling novel inspired by the men and women of Gallipoli and the tragic events of 1915.Glory tells of the determination to survive, the love stories enduring across the war torn miles, the decisions cast, the errors made and the dark reality of the heroic dream.In a narrative both gripping and moving, Rachel Billington uses detailed research to bring alive the twists and turns of the Gallipoli campaign It is the story of futures changed forever, as the echoes of the Great War ring loud through the years.
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    1. Glory is a story of the British experience of Gallipoli, written by accomplished British author Rachel Billington Billington s novel is inspired by her grandfather s experiences of Gallipoli and was devised after Billington thoroughly researched her grandfather s war record Tragically, Billington s grandfather died fighting in the Gallipoli campaign, along with some many other British soldiers before and after him Billlington describes sadly how her grandmother refused to believe her husband had [...]

    2. A novel based partly on the author s family history, Glory is a moving story of the ill fated Gallipoli campaign seen primarily through the eyes of three soldiers involved in the fighting on the murderous Turkish beaches and of some of the women left in England, in particular with Sylvia, fiancee of one of them, highly intelligent but uncertain of her role in wartime It deals in the horrors of war, with the politics that drove the decision to embark on a doomed campaign with Winston Churchill no [...]

    3. An interesting read intertwining two worlds the senseless slaughter of the Dardanelles or Gallipoli as the Australians call it and the genteel but changing world of the women left behind in Britain Beautifully written.

    4. I had a free copy of this as a giveaway.I ve read a lot of novels set in wartime this year, and this is another cracker.It takes a similar course to many war novels following a small group of connected characters both at the front line and at home As usual, most of the main characters are officers, but refreshingly it follows one private s experience too The home sections don t dominate either it s all about the soldiers.Like everyone, I knew that Gallipoli was a futile, pointless waste of life [...]

    5. This is a very long book and unfortunately I had to abandon this at about 15% of the way through Although the battle scenes were very well done, I just found it impossible to keep track on audio of the characters Because I didn t really know who was who, I found I didn t much care what happened to them It s such a pity as I wanted to love this book It s based on the family history of the author and follows both soldiers and those on the home front during 1915, with a focus on Gallipoli Maybe I w [...]

    6. I m so impressed with this audio book The author places the reader into an imagined but authentic experience of WWI She weaves personal stories of a wide ranging number of characters whose lives are touched directly or indirectly by the Gallipoli Campaign She primarily deals with British Army officers, NCO s and the enlisted ranks fighting in Turkey and their families and friends back home in Britain It is a wholly unsentimental story where she tries to bring to life what the uncertainty and ugl [...]

    7. Glory is the story of the men and women of Gallipoli and the tragic events of 1915 It tells of the determination to survive, the love stories enduring across the war torn miles, the decisions cast and the errors made The author uses detailrd research to bring alive the twists and turns of the Gallipoli campaign.Fascinating to be reading this on the actual hundredth anniversary of the allies retreat

    8. This was a brilliant book and very hard to put down The three main characters were all different and it was fascinating to see the way that the turbulent events of the Great War affected each of them differently as they lived through the campaign an then faced life and a changed world afterwards.I would definitely recommend this book.

    9. Rather spoiled for me as this was in audio book and the narration somewhat distracted from the fascinating but awful account of the dreadful Gallipoli campaign The ending was magnificent and unforgiving and worth the audio challenges that went before.Would like to read in the hard copy complete with maps etc.

    10. A very interesting book, I knew very little about the what happened in Gallipoli, good strong characters with complex lives, that you become involved in.

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