SynopsisThe craggy peak of the Grey Man dominated the small Welsh valley where Docherty's farm nestled among small fields. Its presence haunted Bryony, newly bereaved and finding it hard to settle in as Docherty's housekeeper. The farmer was ill at ease with women and had little to say to her, and she missed her old life on her mother's farm in Cheshire. The mountain reawakened her memories of the avalanche that had killed her fiance eight years before. She feared its ruthless power. Two strands weave their way through this magical novel set in the mountains of Snowdonia. as Bryony tries to come to terms with her new life, so, from the other side of the mountain, Precious Hope, an abandoned German Shepherd bitch, finds her way to shelter in a cave high on the slopes of the Grey Man. Both lonely, both in their different ways fighting to survive in a strange new world, girl and dog will have to brave the mountain at its most wrathful before they can win through to happiness.
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The Last Kings of Sark - Rosa Rankin-Gee
The Last Kings of Sark is the stunning debut novel from promising young writer Rosa Rankin-Gee who was the 2011 Paris Literary prize-winner.
Jude is 21 when she flies to the island of Sark to tutor rich local boy Pip for the summer. Pip is awkward and his mother is unsettling, but at least there's Sofi, the family's holiday cook. When Pip's father goes away on holiday, science lessons are discarded and summer really begins. Soon something surprising brings the three together, but those strange, golden weeks cannot last forever.