In The Line of Duty
“An accomplished novel that finds an intriguingly
different way to address the First World War in fiction.”
April 1914: War clouds gather over Europe and two families collide after a tragic death.
Torn between duty and his own desires, William enlists as a seaplane pilot. His Welsh fiancée, Lottie, dutifully stays at home after her sister runs away with a soldier. In London William’s mother, Alice, immerses herself in war work but, when confronted with an illegitimate baby, Alice’s personal war is just beginning. Serving one’s country and pressures to enlist are a dark contrast to romantic love. White feather incidents in London and Llandudno highlight different perceptions of courage and cowardice.
Can William survive the shame of being accused of cowardice?
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