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North Face

by Mary Renault

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While rock climbing alone in Devon, Neil Langton looks back on the wreckage of his life. The wounds from his former marriage are still raw: his wife was unfaithful and his young daughter died. Neil believes hope is behind him - but then he meets Ellen, a young woman whom he saves from a mountainside  accident. Struggling to deal with feelings for the man she loved, a pilot who died during the war, Ellen has her won romantic scars.But before they can consider q future together, Neil and Ellen must confront the tragedies of the past.
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Two wary souls explore the possibility of new love On vacation in the North Devon countryside, Neil Langton looks back on the wreckage of his past. The wounds from his former marriage are still raw; his wife cheated on him and his young daughter died. The teacher and rock climber believes hope to be behind him until he comes across Ellen, a young woman staying at the same guesthouse as he, and whom he saves from a mountainside accident. Struggling to deal with her feelings for a pilot step-cousin who died in service, Ellen has her own romantic scars. If their connection is to endure, Neil and Ellen must carefully confront their painful pasts. Filled with a memorable cast of secondary characters in austerity Britain, North Face is a love story rich in atmosphere and tension, from a master of the novelist’s craft.… (more)

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