A poignant and compelling story of three lives torn apart by the Battle of Gallipoli.
Rachel Billington has published twenty novels and nine books for children, as well as several non-fiction works. She is also a regular journalist, feature writer and reviewer. She is co-editor of Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners and a Vice-President of English PEN. She has four children and five grandchildren and lives in London and Dorset.
Billington keeps the tension rising, and it all feels horribly believable - SUNDAY TIMES on The Missing BoyA well-wrought, honest book that is generous with its insights and tender in all the right places - DAILY EXPRESS on The Missing Boy[A] brilliantly murky novel ... Rachel Billington has created an utterly gripping page-turner, rich in sub plots - SPECTATOR on Lies & LoyaltiesHer consciousness of the limitations of romantic love and her old-fashioned acceptance of emotional and physical pain make Rachel Billington's MARIA touching and dashing in equal measure - SPECTATOR on Maria and the Admiral