Above All Things

Above All Things

Large Print - 2013
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In 1924 George Mallory departs on his third expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Left behind in Cambridge, George's beautiful young wife, Ruth, along with the rest of a war-ravaged England, anticipates news they hope will reclaim some of the empire's faded glory. Through alternating narratives, what emerges is a beautifully rendered story of love torn apart by obsession and the need for redemption.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781410459305
Characteristics: 555 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jan 28, 2014

This is a fictionalized account of George Mallory's third attempt at Everest in 1924, regarded at that time as the "third pole" and its conquest important for British pride. The sections on climbing seem very well done, although I found the part on Mrs. Mallory's life at home less interesting. There are a few examples of modern language although they do not spoil the rhythm of the story.

Sep 27, 2013

Watched a wonderful documentary on TV on this fascinating story

rsmbarlow Aug 27, 2013

I knew I would like this book and I wasn't disappointed. I loved it! It partners perfectly with Into the Silence by Wade Davis, one of my favourite reads from 2012. Looking forward to more from Tanis Rideout!

Jul 27, 2013

I loved this book. Especially the duality of the story line. I was so engaged in the story that i spent a lot of time during the read on you tube watching video of and about the Everest expedition.

Apr 28, 2013

Absolutely gripping and really well written. I am not particularly interested in the whole Everest thing but got it because it was in the Globe's best books section. Loved it!


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