Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross (April 20, 2004)
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In November, 1915, a shy, cosseted and quite pompous financial institution clerk left Canada to struggle as a lieutenant at the battlefields of Europe. regardless of genteel poverty, his mom had raised him to be the inheritor to either army greatness and aristocratic splendour. She even him to Europe in an try and control his future. yet within the lousy killing floor of the Ypres Salient, and accordingly at Vimy and Passchendaele, William Arthur Peel Durie got here to appreciate whatever of the guy he was once, rather than the guy he was once speculated to be. mom used to be now not happy. whilst her son died within the trenches of France, Anna Durie might once more keep an eye on his destiny. regardless of the dictates of england and the Empire mentioning that infantrymen who fell within the nice struggle needs to leisure with their comrades, she made up her brain to thieve his physique from its grave within the army cemetery close to Lens and smuggle it domestic to the Toronto kin plot.Veronica Cusack has unearthed a treasure trove of letters, memoirs, and battle documents and used them to brilliantly recreate a soldier discovering himself in conflict and a lady pushed by way of her maternal obsession.