As snow falls over the peaks and lowlands, the familiar becomes unfamiliar, the cosy frightening. Thirteen people, nine men, four women, head towards the warm lights on the horizon and the comfort of the remote White Cavalier Hotel. By the author of "Leonard's War".
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As snow falls over the peaks and lowlands, the familiar becomes unfamiliar, the cosy frightening. Twelve people, nine men and three women, head towards the warm lights on the horizon and the comfort of the remote White Cavalier Hotel. For mine host, Fred, it could be Christmas: but each of his motley guests carries the unknown – and sometimes dangerous – baggage of secret lives.
The illicit lovers, the father and son bound by hate and affection, the prisoner of marriage and the wild ageing bikers are trapped in a haven which, with one of them a terrorist, turns into a hell of violence and death.
'Alan Sillitoe, the long-distance runner of English novelists, shows no signs of flagging in this, his twenty-fifth volume of fiction. This is Alan Sillitoe on the top of his form, writing not merely an adventure story, but a profound novel concerning tortured human lives'
'The ticking bomb provides a natural impetus for the narrative, while the apocalyptic scenario enables Sillitoe to explore what happens to human beings in circumstances of extremity'
'Mr Sillitoe's narrative style is brisk and to the point, and the novel builds quickly to an explosive finale'
'Alan Sillitoe has never been bleaker than in his new novel 'Snowstop''
''Snowstop' is solidly confident and professionally executed'
Alan Sillitoe was born in 1928 and left school at 14 to work in various factories. He began writing after four years in the RAF, and lived for six years in France and Spain. His first stories were printed in the ‘Nottingham Weekly Guardian’. In 1958 ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ was published and ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’, which won the Hawthornden prize for Literature, came out the following year. Both these books were made into films.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Snowstop This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780002240994
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Book Description London HarperCollins, 1993. Near fine 1st ed. in like d/j. Bumped at bottom left cnr. of spine. 158w x 240h. 263pp. Bookseller Inventory # 5912
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Book Description Harper Collins, 1993. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. FIRST EDITION. 8vo 263pp. Bookseller Inventory # 47114