Above All Things

Above All Things

Book - 2013
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A tale inspired by the life and mysterious fate of George Mallory traces the experiences of his wife, Ruth, who in 1924 maintains a hopeful vigil in war-ravaged England during Mallory's fateful third expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Publisher: New York : Amy Einhorn Books, 2013
Edition: 1st American ed
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780399160585
0399160582
Branch Call Number: F RIDEO-T
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 24 cm

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uncommonreader
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.

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molly
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!

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azor
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.

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mmechef
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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