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Author Susan Hill delves into why we love scary books, especially as the weather gets colder, and recommends some classic ghost stories in this piece in the Guardian.


Susan Hill - The Travelling Bag

Well written ghostlies, but creating mild goose-bumps rather than uncontrollable shivers

Susan Hill is always worth reading, and she does the ghostly brigade well, though I must confess to wishing for a little more of those factors which would have had me whimpering in slight fear, and turning on all the lights. 572 more words

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Susan Hill - A Kind Man

I recently finished this poignant little novella and thought it was worth a note in the interwebs. I do love Hill’s writing; the elegance and clarity of her style makes everything flow so beautifully. 184 more words

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A little light reading - short reviews of recent reads (part 2)

As promised, books 6-10 of my recent reads – an eclectic little group all read in early October.

  1. Sally Beauman – The Visitors: It’s 1922 and 11-year-old Lucy is  in Egypt recovering from the typhoid that killed her mother.
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Two little tales of terror

I remember, as a child, visiting a farm surrounded by very tall trees that seemed to sweep up into the sky and blend into the darkening clouds. 558 more words

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The Mist in the Mirror - book review

Although originally published in 1992, I only got around to Susan Hill’s The Mist in the Mirror recently. I really like Susan Hill – she has impeccable prose and attention to period detail, tightly controls pace, and her masterpiece… 266 more words


bookbybook 09: Susan Hill

Writers are often expected to be consistent, producing the same sort of book year in, year out. But life – and art – doesn’t work out that way. 645 more words