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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 27 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 19 Sept. 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005O0S5CG
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Hall's elegant and spare style - she is not one for overblown metaphors or tricky literary devices - lets the story tell itself. And what a story, it is.
A fast read and an engaging one that surprises, delights and disturbs in equal measure.
Very much recommended.
Catherine Hall writes with vividly and atmospherically about the Cumbrian landscape and of the harsh life of a sheep farmer (which I found very interesting) and it was easy to become drawn into this involving and atmospheric story.Read more ›
Spencer Little arrives in a rural village in the Lake District by bicycle on the hottest day of the sweltering summer of 1976 looking for nothing more than work in exchange for lodging and board. He decides to try the first farm he comes across, Mirethwaite, and the home of the Dodd's family. Here he becomes a kind of addition to a rather interesting family consisting of the young and loveably precocious ten year old Alice, her subdued mother Mary and the head of the household, and rather frightening, Hartley, a man fuelled by alcohol and anger. It's an interesting dynamic to a tale about rural life and `incomers' as well as one of just why Spencer is escaping from the very start and one that becomes more compelling as it goes.
As well as there being the family dynamic in `The Proof of Love' Catherine Hall also introduces the villagers and village life.Read more ›
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I enjoyed this novel. It is in many ways refreshing and distinctive. It’s also curious in that while a fast and easy read, it concerns a world in which we are aware that time moves... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bluecashmere.
I'm so glad I happened - quite by chance - on this lovely novel.
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The Proof of Love’ by Catherine Hall is set in a remote village in the Lake District. The landscape and heat of that particular summer provide the perfect backdrop for the plot... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Valerie Bird
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I read this on holiday and thought that the quality of the wrotong was excellent. A new author to me, she was well worth reading and I'll look out another title.Published on 26 Oct. 2013 by Holly Owen
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