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The Gathering Wolves

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Russia 1919.

At the height of the Russian Revolution thousands of White Russians are fleeing the horror of Red Moscow. Former enemies became friends, old allies became hostile.

One of the main routes of escape is the railway which heads north through hundreds of miles of arctic forest.

British engineer Paul Anderson takes command of a remote Russian station with orders to repair the damaged bridge and keep the railroad lines clear for allied forces.

Bitter over the Russian's withdrawal from war in 1917, Paul is none too thrilled to team with Colonel Alexander Swarovsky and the two form an uneasy alliance that is sorely tested when it's apparent there is a traitor among their group.

Further complicating things are the colonel's wife Irina and sister Olga. Unstable Olga lusts after Paul, but Paul only has eyes for Irina who is more than happy to reciprocate.

Into this mix comes the unexpected appearance of Swarovsky's former mistress Lyudmilla Zapalova, Imperial ballerina trying to flee from Russia.

Paul now faces his greatest challenge: getting them all out safely from their remote outpost and to a port where ships are waiting to take him - and perhaps Irina as well - back to England.

Is the traitor one of the British soldiers, or is there a secret Bolshevik in Swarovsky's troop of peasant soldiers?

And can they escape the Red Army soldiers, intent on killing them all?

They'll need to battle harsh elements and each other as they struggle through a Russian winter on their journey to the port.

In this magnificent, sweeping story passion, ambition, treachery and sabotage compete against the tightening grip of winter and the eerie threat of THE GATHERING WOLVES.

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

June 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: The Gathering Wolves
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 0-7126-2283-7 / 978-0-7126-2283-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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June 1983 : UK Hardback
Title: The Gathering Wolves (Charnwood large type)
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 0-7089-8156-9 / 978-0-7089-8156-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 1981 : UK Hardback
Title: Gathering Wolves
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 0-340-26332-6 / 978-0-340-26332-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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October 1980 : USA Hardback
Title: The Gathering Wolves
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 0-698-11061-7 / 978-0-698-11061-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Paperback
Title: The Gathering Wolves
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 1-5191-0794-3 / 978-1-5191-0794-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 1983 : UK Paperback
Title: Gathering Wolves (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
ISBN: 0-340-33792-3 / 978-0-340-33792-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Gathering Wolves
Author(s): Elizabeth Darrell
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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