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   Replacement, The, by Karen Alletson  
  Novel, first publication in February 2003
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      1965, Brian Rollings age 16, from a farming community in Kent, sets off to join the Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion at Oswestry in Shropshire. From the time the train departs Paddington Station there is a sense that something is not quite right, a feeling that could not be just homesickness or nervous apprehension; or perhaps it is? 1940, Billy Rollings a young recruit in the Royal Artillery also from a farming community in Kent has hung himself on his seventeenth birthday at the end of a long march in the rain; mistakenly believing his two brothers had been killed at Dunkirk. Billy's spirit is in limbo and his only way out is to find a replacement for himself. Brian is that perfect replacement, but the exchange must be completed before the end of his seventeenth birthday; the day Billy hung himself. Hidden, impossible romance also plays its part, as Brian and his fellow recruits are drawn towards the final, horrific conclusion. A modern day ghost story based on true events.

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  • Children, Teens, Kids.
  • Earth
  • Ghosts - Specters - Spirits - Haunting
  • Horror - Terror
  • Officers - Soldiers
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