Family of the empire (Kelly, Sheelagh)(2001, paperback)

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Probyn Kilmaster incurs his father’s wrath by running away to fulfil his dream of being a noble upholder of the British Empire. But his illusions are brutally shattered when his fellow soldiers turn out to be rough and unprincipled.

Even his Aunt Kit - another Kilmaster outcast - cannot provide comfort and Probyn struggles to adjust to the gruelling regime of military life, eventually finding companionship amongst the tough men he formerly despised.

From adventures in Africa to strike-breaking at home, experiencing savage warfare and forbidden love, Probyn wrestles with divided loyalties to find his niche in the great family of the Empire.

But just as he stands to realise his ultimate ambition, a dark secret from the past returns, threatening to destroy everything………