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Rob and Jamie are great friends from childhood. They have grown up together and become top climbers- but have since become estranged. Rob is nevertheless amazed and grief-stricken when he hears of Jamies death after a fall on a relatively easy Welsh rockface. The past- though- hides the secret clues behind the tragedy. Layer by layer Simon Mawer peels back what happened- going not only into the friends childhoods but that of their parents - who were also intimate. And there is no escaping that past - vividly imagined scenes in the London of the Blitz reveal how through two generations Rob and Jamie and their respective parents have been addicted - to desire and the heady dangers of climbing. Brilliantly structured as we move from past to present and back again- this novel will make Simon Mawers literary reputation.... Please click here to ask a question
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