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Act of Valour

(The third book in the Knightshill Saga series)
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Summer, 1914.

The Ashleigh family gather at Knightshill, their Wiltshire Mansion, to welcome home the black sheep of the family after his twelve year absence.

Vere, the head of the family, awaits the return of his younger brother Val anxiously anticipating the moment when the family can be complete again, bound under the honourable Ashleigh tradition of military valour.

But Val's intentions are to settle his accounts and return to the outback.

Yet fate is against him ad he must struggle with his own demons as memories thought to be long forgotten come back to haunt him.

When the news of imminent war breaks, the attitudes of the household differ violently threatening to rip apart their bonds before the tragedy has even begun.

Tim, Vere's nephew, handsome, arrogant and immensely proud of his ancestry, looks forward to following the heroic precedent set by previous generations on the battlefields.

Kate exerts all her efforts in pursuing her nursing career, eager to break male dominance by abandoning the traditionally domestic role of Ashleigh women.

Whilst Val is forced back into the very world he vowed he would never return to...

In this tragic tale of adventure, love and war, the Ashleigh family's attitudes and values are certain to change forever.

The third volume in the three-part Knightshill saga, this is a sweeping historical epic from Elizabeth Darrell, which was originally published under the name of Emma Drummond. Filled with Darrell's usual compelling mix of danger, passion and heroism set against authentic historical events, 'Act of Valour' continues the story of the colourful Ashleighs of Knightshill which was begun in 'A Question of Honour'.

Praise for Elizabeth Darrell:

'A wonderful story, compellingly told...the authenticity - both emotional and historical - really shines through' - Sarah Harrison

Elizabeth Darrell is the penname of Emma Drummond, born in 1931. Her father was a member of the British Army stationed in Hong Kong, where Drummond spent the early years of her life. As well as writing books, she worked in the Women's Royal Army Corps. Her books include 'Concerto', 'The Savage Sky' and 'At the Going Down of the Sun'.

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Hardback Editions

August 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Act of Valour (Knightshill Saga/Emma Drummond, Vol 3)
Author(s): Emma Drummond, Emma Drummornd
ISBN: 0-312-18521-9 / 978-0-312-18521-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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August 1996 : USA Hardback

Title: Act of Valour (Knightshill Saga)
Author(s): Emma Drummond
ISBN: 0-684-81754-3 / 978-0-684-81754-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Paperback

Title: Act of Valour
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 1-5191-0785-4 / 978-1-5191-0785-5
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 1997 : USA Paperback

Title: Act of Valour (Knightshill saga)
Author(s): Emma Drummond
ISBN: 0-671-85075-X / 978-0-671-85075-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

April 1998 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Act of Valour: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Emma Drummond
ISBN: 0-7531-0400-8 / 978-0-7531-0400-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Act of Valour (Knightshill Saga Book 3)
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Act of Valour
Author(s): Emma Drummond
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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