Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
This story begins in the North on the day that Denise Monton and her best friend, Deborah Ridley, had a fight up on the Rocks - and the Rocks opened up and swallowed Deborah whole. It ends somewhere to the left of North. "Taking the Veil" is the author's previous novel.
Used availability for James Friel's Left of North
February 1987 : UK Hardback
August 1991 : UK Paperback
March 1988 : UK Paperback