Posted on 24th May 2011

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The Proof of Love

In 1976, a Cambridge mathematician named Spencer Little travels to the Lake District for the summer, intending to work on the proof that will secure him a fellowship. He takes a job on the farm of Hartley and Mary Dodds, and finds a friend in their ten-year-old daughter Alice. It takes a while for the…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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Nimrod’s Shadow

‘A darkly comic novel featuring a 19th century artist whose paintings trigger a 21st century murder investigation. Deserved recognition for a critically acclaimed writer who merits a much wider audience.’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synopsis: Reilly is an impoverished painter who lives alone in a shabby garret, with only his unsold canvases and his faithful…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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The Proof of Love

‘Hall conjures the parched heat of the summer of 1976 as a young Cambridge mathematician finds light and shade in the Cumbrian hills.’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synopsis: During the long, hot summer of 1976, a young Cambridge mathematician arrives in a remote village in the Lake District and takes on a job as…