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The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall
  

The Proof of Love

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The Lake District of 1976 and a highly 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 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.’

If you like Catherine Hall you might also like to read books by Louisa Young, Louise Douglas and Khaled Hosseini.

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Synopsis

The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall

By the time the summer holidays begin, Spencer Little is keen to put the events of the past term at Cambridge behind him and a remote village in the Lake District seems to offer the perfect escape. But it's not so easy to remain anonymous in a small community and, after striking up a friendship with ten year old Alice, Spencer also finds himself being drawn into other people's lives. As the summer heatwave intensifies and a web of complicity tightens around him, Spencer realizes that he will eventually be forced to choose between loyalty and truth, between logic and passion.

About the Author

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).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2012

Author

Catherine Hall

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Publisher

Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846273001

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