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Forget the Glory

(1985)
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1853, Khunobad Province, India.

Captain Rowan DeMayne has served for six boring years with the 43rd Light Dragoons in an isolated Indian outpost. He and his comrades-in-arms yearn for honour and glory in battle.

Mary Clarke, born in a barrack room and twice widowed at eighteen, yearns only to rise above her lowly destiny. To avoid a third marriage she takes on menial work in the fetid camp hospital, and there tends Rowan, who is suffering terrible wounds on return from a dangerous solo mission.

The long-awaited call to arms is cheered by the 43rd, but the war is in the Crimea, where they are to replace the lost Light Brigade. They must cross oceans and continents for the glory they desire, taking with them wives, children, furniture, horses, equipment and weapons. During this hazardous trek, Rowan is forced to compare his self-centred wife with Mary, a true daughter of the regiment.

Socially poles apart, the pair are slowly drawn close by the demands of war and they have to face painful reality when they reach journey's end at the gates of Sebastopol ...

Faced with unimaginable horrors, Mary and Rowan find themselves looking to each other, casting a light in what seems like interminable darkness...

Society holds them apart, but can war bring them together at last?

"A fascinating account of a little-appreciated branch of the armed forces" - Booklist

"Throughout this engaging tale, Darrell accurately and poignantly depicts the daily lives of ordinary people performing extraordinary feats" - Booklist

Elizabeth Darrell is the pen-name 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. She is the bestselling author of many historical romances as well as the popular World War II novels And In The Morning, At The Going Down Of The Sun, We Will Remember and Scarlet Shadows.

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December 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Forget the Glory
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 0-7278-5657-X / 978-0-7278-5657-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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June 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Forget the Glory (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Emma Drummond
ISBN: 0-7089-8336-7 / 978-0-7089-8336-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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July 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forget the Glory
Author(s): Emma Drummond
ISBN: 0-312-29892-7 / 978-0-312-29892-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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April 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: Forget the Glory
Author(s): Emma Drummond
ISBN: 0-575-03579-X / 978-0-575-03579-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Forget the Glory
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 1-5194-8416-X / 978-1-5194-8416-1
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March 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forget the Glory
Author(s): Emma Drummund, Emma Drummond
ISBN: 0-312-90678-1 / 978-0-312-90678-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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May 1986 : UK Paperback

Title: Forget the Glory
Author(s): Emma Drummond
ISBN: 0-552-12690-X / 978-0-552-12690-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forget the Glory
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
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