Chop out Ruth and it would be OK,
This review is from: Above All Things (Paperback)
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This is part love story, part mountaineering historical novel, basically inspired by the letters between George Mallory and his wife. It flits between England and Everest, from the points of view of both Mallory and Irvine. It also frequently switches from past to present, usually but not always by using the past tense. You really have to pay attention to the tense to keep track of what is happening. I would have preferred some other device such as italics.
I soon found myself getting bored with Ruth Irvine, all she really does is mope around the house waiting for George to come back, page after page of it! The half about Everest and the actual mountain climb was good, some of the writing excellent, especially the end, which is a fairly believable depiction of what might have taken place. The whole part about Ruth I found deeply unconvincing.
This author's obviously got ability so I wouldn't rule out reading more of her works, but I wouldn't recommend this book.