The Quiet Hills

. . . an Iris Bromige title


The Quiet Hills (1967)
Hodder and Stoughton (1967)

When Christine Rainwood goes to stay at the pleasant old Border hotel with her friend Rachel their intention is only to take a holiday before setting about the task of deciding their future careers. But for Rachel the hotel itself provides the solution. It is for sale, and she enjoys taking over and trying to make a sucess of it while Christine finds an ideal forestry job nearby, helping Giles Coalville work his newly-inherited but run-down estate. Keeping Giles the employer and Giles the friend in separate compartments proves increasingly difficult for Christine, but she meets more immediate troubles when Rachel comes entirely under the sway of Neil Camberly and his too-enveloping charm. The rift which he attemtps to drive between the two friends is only repaired after heartache and near-disaster, but the presence of Giles is a support for Christine which brings her eventual happiness.

The Quiet Hills (1969)
Hodder Paperbacks (1969)
For Christine Rainwood and her friend Rachel, the holiday in the old Border hotel was intended merely as a rest before they started to look around for full-time work.

But when she discovers that the hotel is up for sale, Rachel plunges in with enthusiasm, and Christine is left to enjoy a job in the local forestry station. And it is then that the troubles begin to play upon the strength of their friendship for although Christine's friend and employer, Giles Coalville, proves too wonderful for words, Rachel's newly-found companion, Neil Camberly, shows himself to be unscrupulous and sleekly over-charming. And the rift he attempts to dive between the two friends is only repaired after many heartaches and hear disaster.

Fortunately for Christine, the presence of Giles is a support which brings to her a happiness that proves long-lasting and precious.

The Quiet Hills (1973)
Hodder and Stoughton (1973)

When Christine Rainwood goes to stay at the pleasant old Border hotel with her friend Rachel their intention is only to take a holiday before setting about the task of deciding their future careers. But for Rachel the hotel itself provides the solution. It is for sale, and she enjoys taking over and trying to make a sucess of it while Christine finds an ideal forestry job nearby, helping Giles Coalville work his newly-inherited but run-down estate. Keeping Giles the employer and Giles the friend in separate compartments proves increasingly difficult for Christine, but she meets more immediate troubles when Rachel comes entirely under the sway of Neil Camberly and his too-enveloping charm. The rift which he attemtps to drive between the two friends is only repaired after heartache and near-disaster, but the presence of Giles is a support for Christine which brings her eventual happiness.

The Quiet Hills (1974)
IPC Magazines - Woman's Weekly Library
No 1128 (1974)

She saw the horizon, but missed the flowers at her feet.




Date Publisher Binding Remarks
1967 Hodder and Stoughton hardback
1969 Hodder Paperbacks paperback
1973 Hodder and Stoughton hardback Reprinted April 1973
1974 IPC Magazines paperback Woman's Weekly Library (No 1128)




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