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The Condition of Ice

(1990)
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In 1936 Ernest Tinnion leaves England for Switzerland to climb, with his childhood friend Hansi Kirchner, the awesome north face of the Versucherin. As they prepare the ascent, unforeseen pressures mount: from Tinnion's lover, who has left her husband to join him; from a too curious, menacing German photographer; and from a rival Italian team. In a breathtaking climax, Tinnion is forced to weigh survival against loyalty, neutrality against love and friendship, and to recognise ominous parallels with the looming global conflict.

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"Beautiful." - Kazuo Ishiguro


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Hardback Editions

April 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Condition of Ice
Author(s): Christopher Burns
ISBN: 0-436-19989-0 / 978-0-436-19989-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Condition of Ice
Author(s): Christopher Burns
ISBN: 0-340-55203-4 / 978-0-340-55203-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Condition of Ice
Author(s): Christopher Burns
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK