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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 fiancée 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.

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Billington vividly creates the doomed [Gallipoli] campaign with its incompetent generals, bullish politicians and sacrificial soldiers ... a clever, insightful and always readable book
Billington's grandfather was killed at Suvla Bay in August 1915, and this piece of family tragedy invests her epic and gripping novel with added poignancy
From the troops amidst the horrors of battle to those at home forced to look on helplessly, people suffered but performed great deeds. Their stories, and the precious written legacy of Billington's grandfather, are beautifully preserved in this fine and frank evocation of British wartime spirit.
Glory is as near to a British 'War and Peace' as any contemporary novelist is likely to come
Bevis Hillier, THE SPECTATOR
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
Meticulously researched, and written with elegance and sensitivity, the novel describes 'the suicidal mission' in which so many fought and died in vain.