The Proof of Love

Catherine Hall

Published: 1 March 2012
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 304 pages
ISBN: 9781846273001


By the time the summer holidays begin, Spencer Little is keen to put the events of the past term at Cambridge behind him and a remote village in the Lake District seems to offer the perfect escape. But it's not so easy to remain anonymous in a small community and, after striking up a friendship with ten year old Alice, Spencer also finds himself being drawn into other people's lives. As the summer heatwave intensifies and a web of complicity tightens around him, Spencer realizes that he will eventually be forced to choose between loyalty and truth, between logic and passion.

About the author

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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). More about the author


‘Atmospheric, accomplished and ultimately very moving.’



‘Sense of place is superbly rendered. There are shades of Wordsworth in this atmospheric Lakeland tale.’ Stevie Davies

‘This exceptional novel is a very subtly clever book... rare and wonderful. I loved it. 10/10.’

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