Above All Things
Title: Above All Things
Author: Tanis Rideout
A tale inspired by Mallory’s life and mysterious fate traces the experiences of his wife, Ruth, who in 1924 maintains a hopeful vigil in war-ravaged England during his fateful third expedition to reach the summit.
1924. George Mallory is arguably the last great British explorer, having twice triedand failedto conquer Mount Everest. The mountain has haunted him, but his attempts have captivated the hearts of a nation desperate to restore its former glory after World War I. Yet George has sworn to his wife, Ruth, that he will not mount a third attempt. He will remain with her and their three children instead of again challenging the unreachable peak.
Then, one afternoon, Ruth reads a telegram addressed to George: Glad to have you aboard again.” And with this one sentence, the lives of the Mallorys, and the face of the nation, are irrevocably changed.
A beautifully rendered story about the need for redemption and the quest for glory, Above All Things is a captivating blend of historical fact and imaginative fiction. It is a heartbreaking tale of obsession, sacrifice, and what we do for love and honor.