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The Lost Soldier
03 Mar 2016 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781784972578

A young woman's fight to save a treasured war memorial uncovers a tragic story that reverberates from World War I to the present day.

Fiction / FV (Historical Fiction)
Extent: 464 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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The Lost Soldierby Diney Costeloe

From bestselling author Diney Costeloe, a young woman fights to save a treasured war memorial and uncovers a tragic story that reverberates from World War I to the present day.

'This is our secret, pet. You mustn't tell anyone about us planting this tree for dad. It's our secret.'

In the sleepy village of Charlton Ambrose, eight ash trees stand as a timeless memorial to the men killed in the Great War. On a dark and chilly night, a ninth tree appears. Who planted it and why? And who was 'the unknown soldier' for whom it is marked?

Eighty years later, the memorial is under threat from developers. Local reporter, Rachel Elliott, is determined to save it, and to solve the mystery of the ninth tree. The trail will take her into the dark heart of her own family history; to a great, but tragic, love; and to a secret that has been kept since the war to end all wars.

Published in ebook as THE NURSES OF ST CROIX.

What readers are saying about THE LOST SOLDIER:

'I didn't want it to end. It is beautifully written and pulls on every emotional string in our bodies'

'I loved reading this... Diney Costeloe is a fabulous author... I really felt as though I was living the story with the characters. I definitely recommend this book!'

'Diney Costeloe is an awesome writer, all her books are just wonderful and unputdownable'.

Diney Costeloe is the author of twenty-three novels, several short stories, and many articles and poems. She has three children and seven grandchildren, so when she isn't writing, she's busy with family. She and her husband divide their time between Somerset and West Cork. Find Diney online at, or on Twitter @Dineycost

'A powerful and moving account of the brutality of war itself' Tony Benn

'This book bears powerful witness to a grave injustice' Martin Bell

'Diney Costeloe has tackled an important subject. We should never forget this terrible injustice' John Humphrys

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