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Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer – an extract from Chapter 59

June 7th, 1924
My darling,
I’m sitting in a tiny tent some 27,300 feet above sea level, and almost 5,000┬á miles from my homeland, seeking the paths of glory….

After he’d shakily scribbled your loving husband, George, and sealed the envelope, he read Gray’s Elegy Written in a County Churchyard, before finally blowing out the candle and falling asleep.

George Mallory and Sandy Irvine climbing Everest in 1920s
reprinted by kind permission of Lord Archer