The Proof of Love

The Proof of Love

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'Who are you Spencer Little?Why are you here?' During the long hot summer of 1976, a brilliant young Cambridge mathematician arrives in a remote village in the Lake District and takes on a job as a farm labourer. Painfully awkward and shy, Spencer Little is viewed with suspicion by the community and his only real friendship is with scruffy, clever ten-year-old Alice. When he saves Alice from a wild-fire, the locals at last begin to accept him, but as he is drawn deeper into their lives, he also becomes aware of their secrets - and of the difficulty of keeping his own. As the heat-wave intensifies and the web of complicity tightens around him, it becomes clear that Spencer will eventually have to make a choice: between passion and logic, and between loyalty and more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 233 x 27mm | 425g
  • Portobello Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 1846272351
  • 9781846272356
  • 853,905

About Catherine Hall

CATHERINE HALL was born in the Lake District in 1973. She worked in documentary film production before becoming a freelance writer and editor for a range of charities specialising in human rights and development. Her first novel was Days of Grace (Portobello, 2008).show more

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