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Above All Things

Rideout, Tanis (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Above All Things


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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.
Authors: Rideout, Tanis
Title: Above all things
Publisher: New York :, Amy Einhorn Books,, 2013
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 385 p. ;,24 cm
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780399160585
0399160582
Branch Call Number: FICTION
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Report This Jan 28, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Watched a wonderful documentary on TV on this fascinating story

Report This Aug 27, 2013
  • rsmbarlow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Report This Jul 27, 2013
  • azor rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Apr 28, 2013
  • mmechef rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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