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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Life Mask - Emma Donoghue
In a time of looming war, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? Will Anne Damer, a sculptor and rumored Sapphist, be the cause of Eliza's fall from grace?