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The Night Climbers

Ivo Stourton

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Published by Black Swan, part of Transworld Publishers

Format: Paperback

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EAN: 9780552773836
Published: 11 Sep 2008

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James, a first-year student at Cambridge, is overwhelmed by the thrill of opportunity and startled by his own hunger for friendship. He finds himself seduced by a covert and exclusive circle of friends - the 'Tudor Night Climbers' - who scale the university's turrets after dark, transforming it into a dangerous playground of spiralling heights.
When still only a novice member of his tribe, James begins to fall for the only female in the group, the enigmatic and beautiful Jessica, and is soon at the heart of a fatal love triangle with the reckless and charismatic leader of the group, Francis. When a volatile relationship finally explodes, the Night Climbers' funding suddenly dries up, until Francis dreams up a heist that will secure them millions, but will also test their very souls.

Partly inspired by the original 'Night Climbers' of the Sixties who famously made dare-devil leaps from college roofs, this passionate exploration of youth at its most vital and unstable marks the debut of a strikingly gifted new writer.

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What the critics say

An amazingly accomplished debut . . . the writing is elegant, the story decadent.
- Observer

Tightly sprung and compulsively readable
- Literary Review

A fast-paced novel with a gripping plot
- Waterstones' Quarterly

Part nostalgic reverie, part taut little thriller, it makes for a promising debut
- Guardian

About the Author

Ivo Stourton was born in 1982 and graduated from Cambridge with a double first in English. He is the son of Radio Four Today presenter Ed Stourton. He is at work on his second novel, a page-turning gothic thriller.

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