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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A Love Like Blood - Marcus Sedgwick
A Love Like Blood is Marcus Sedgwick's first adult novel - intelligently chilling, it's a dark, compelling read about how a man's life can change in a moment; about where the desire for truth - and for revenge - can lead; about love and fear and hatred. And it is also about the question of blood...
In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man, apparently drinking the blood of a murdered woman. Terrified, he does nothing, telling himself that worse things happen in wars. Seven years later he returns to the city - and sees the same man dining in the company of a fascinating young woman. When they leave the restaurant, Charles decides to follow...