The Night Climbers
£10.00 saving £2.00 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
June 2007 Debut of the Month
Beautifully and elegantly written. James’s aim is to gain a “prominent reputation” at university. He makes friends with a group led by the rich, but damaged Francis, spending most of his time eminently grateful that he can enjoy their company and lifestyle, desperate to fit in. However it is evident that all the characters have their insecurities and are all just as desperate to be accepted covering it up with bravado and arrogance, no more so than when they are scaling the heights of the Cambridge colleges for the ultimate buzz. Stourton’s writing seduces the reader as much as James is seduced by the Night Climbers. We will eagerly await this author’s second novel.
Win a cinema gift voucher!
We have a £20 cinema gift voucher to give away to 1 lucky winner. To have a chance of winning this wonderful prize, click the button below.
Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter. Draw closes on 1 Aug 2016. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entrants and will be notified by 15 Aug 2016.
The Night Climbers by Ivo Stourton
James, a first-year student at Cambridge, is overwhelmed by the thrill of opportunity and startled by his own hunger for friendship. He finds himself seduced by a covert and exclusive circle of friends - the 'Tudor Night Climbers' - who scale the university’s turrets after dark, transforming it into a dangerous playground of spiralling heights.
When still only a novice member of his tribe, James begins to fall for the only female in the group, the enigmatic and beautiful Jessica, and is soon at the heart of a fatal love triangle with the reckless and charismatic leader of the group, Francis. When a volatile relationship finally explodes, the Night Climbers' funding suddenly dries up, until Francis dreams up a heist that will secure them millions, but will also test their very souls.
Partly inspired by the original 'Night Climbers' of the Sixties who famously made dare-devil leaps from college roofs, this passionate exploration of youth at its most vital and unstable marks the debut of a strikingly gifted new writer.
About the Author
Publication date4th June 2007
More books by Ivo Stourton
Author 'Like for Like'
Author's Facebook Latest
PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd
I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.Sally Doel
Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem againJill Peters
I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.Magda North
The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.Ann Quintilla
Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.Kerry Bridges
Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.Carol Peace
I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!Lindsay
Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.Claire Hill