The Proof of Love

by Catherine Hall

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The Lake District of 1976 and a high conservative tightly knit farming community are the back drop for this beautifully written slow burning novel. Catherine Hall’s writing has been compared to Sarah Waters and Daphne Du Maurier and its inclusion in the Fiction Uncovered will undoubtedly bring her to the attention of a larger audience.

 

Judging Panel Fiction Uncovered 2011: ‘Hall conjures the parched heat of the summer of 1976 as a young Cambridge mathematician finds light and shade in the Cumbrian hills.’

The Proof of Love Synopsis

'Who are you Spencer Little? Why are you here?' During the long hot summer of 1976, a brilliant young Cambridge mathematician arrives in a remote village in the Lake District and takes on a job as a farm labourer. Painfully awkward and shy, Spencer Little is viewed with suspicion by the community and his only real friendship is with scruffy, clever ten-year-old Alice. When he saves Alice from a wild-fire, the locals at last begin to accept him, but as he is drawn deeper into their lives, he also becomes aware of their secrets - and of the difficulty of keeping his own. As the heat-wave intensifies and the web of complicity tightens around him, it becomes clear that Spencer will eventually have to make a choice: between passion and logic, and between loyalty and truth...

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ISBN: 9781846272356
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781846272356
Publication date: 7th April 2011
Author: Catherine Hall
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books
Format: Paperback
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About Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall was born in the Lake District in 1973. She worked in documentary film production before becoming a freelance writer and editor for a range of charities specialising in human rights and development. Her first novel was Days of Grace (Portobello, 2008).   Author Photo © Beth Crosland

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