Neil Langston and Ellie, both of whom have tragic pasts and both of whom are staying at a bed and breakfast in Cornwall. They both have a passion for mountain climbing, which is what first brings them together. Neil is in the process of obtaining a divorce. Jock, the love of Ellie's life, died in World War II. The novel is set in the period immediately after the end of the war.
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