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On holiday in the North Devon countryside, Neil Langton looks back on the wreckage of his past. He has come to believe that all happiness is behind him; the wounds from his former marriage - in which his wife cheated on him and his young daughter died - are still raw.

While rock-climbing, he meets Ellen, a young woman whom he saves from a mountainside accident. Ellen, too, is looking to escape her painful past, struggling to deal with her feelings for the man she loved - a pilot who died in service.

Set in postwar Britain, and filled with a memorable cast of characters, North Face is a love story rich in atmosphere and tension.

©1948 Mary Renault (P)2014 Audible Studios

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  • 19-12-21

much more than the cover suggests

this story is a sophisticated commentary on relationships, sexual conventions and divorce in immediate post-war England. the drama sputters a bit in the last chapter to make a happy ending, but romance feels genuine.