Above All Things

Above All Things

Large Print - 2013
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Blending historical facts with imaginative fiction, interweaves the story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest and a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, 2013, c2012.
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781410459305
1410459306
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Rideo
Characteristics: 555 p.

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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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