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Hardback The fell
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two-week quarantine period, but she just can't take it any more - the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at this time. Nobody need ever know. But Kate's neighbour Alice sees her leaving and Matt, Kate's son, soon realizes she's missing. And Kate, who planned only a quick solitary walk - a breath of open air - falls and badly injures herself. What began as a furtive walk has turned into a mountain rescue operation.
I wanted to read a current issue fiction book and came upon this one. It was so interesting that the people involved were so law abiding (just like the majority of us - except the Government). To live in such a small community they must have felt the curtains moving when anyone stepped into their front gardens. Poor Kate could not even get the escape walk completed without badly hurting herself. This book should be part of the evidence for the Covid-19 Inquiry which starts next year, as it says so much even though it is classed as fiction.