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The Observations
3.60
Review from Badelynge
The heroine, and faithful scribe, of this tale is one Bessy Buckley, or so she introduces herself. She's a young Irish girl, runn
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May 29, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
The Betrayal of Trust
3.89
Review from Badelynge.
The sixth book from Susan Hill to feature the inhabitants of Lafferton. The two main characters are siblings Dr Cat Deerbon and
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Jan 23, 2012
Mar 31, 2011
 
The Little Stranger
3.48
Review from blog. This is one of those novels that might be better enjoyed if the reader comes to it without the knowledge that this is a ghost story. ...more
Sep 06, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
 
The Beacon
3.45
Review from my blog.
Every time I write anything about Susan Hill I worry that I'm repeating myself. She's just a brilliant writer. Reading her books i
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Jun 19, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
The Letters
3.66
Review from my blog.
Yes I know publishers use the cover of a book as their primary method of targeting a specific readership. But I've never fielded s
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Jun 22, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Blue Handbag
3.84
On the morning that Fiona Robyn emailed me to tell me I’d won a signed copy of The Blue Handbag I also got another unexpected though pleasant surprise ...more
Jun 08, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
 
Submarine
3.76
Review from Badelynge
Maybe if Joe Dunthorne's Submarine had clothed its covers with far fewer off the mark testimonials, I would have been a little mo
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Apr 05, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
 
By Love or by Sea
3.61
Take what I say about this book with a pinch of salt because beyond reading the odd gothic classic I don't read romances.
This was an easy gentle rea
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Jul 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Rowan the Strange (Ivy, #3)
3.94
Review from my blog.
An emotional read. Rowan is 13 and it's 1939. The Second World War has just started. The country is gripped by paranoia and fear.
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Jul 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
Mrs. Tuesday's Departure
3.40
I usually try to leave my editorial hat at the door when setting out my thoughts regarding a recent read so that I can concentrate more on the subject ...more
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
 
The Obelisk (Hesperus Modern Voices)
3.63
Review from Badelynge
This sturdy and well presented edition by Hesperus Press presents eight stories by E.M.Forster with foreword by Amit Chaudhuri. I
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May 25, 2010
May 14, 2010
 
The Green Mile
4.38
WARNING!!! This book could seriously disrupt your life on the grounds of it being almost impossible to put down. Originally written in six novellas in ...more
Aug 16, 1997
May 19, 2009
 
A Kind Man
3.66
Review from Badelynge
I read my first Susan Hill book back in the dim, misty past of my college days. Nestled in my English Lit reading list amongst Th
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Mar 03, 2011
Nov 18, 2010
 
Lean On Pete
3.99
Review from Badelynge.
Willy Vlautin is the frontman of a band called Richmond Fontaine who also writes novels. Lean on Pete is his third such book. It
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Mar 03, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
The Last Man
3.29
Review from Badelynge
It seems like I've been reading Mary Shelley's The Last Man all year. I'm not the fastest of readers but whenever I read poetry I
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Nov 04, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read: and Other Stories
3.13
More brilliance from the pen of Susan Hill. To write a short story that has any kind of resonance or emotional impact is a lot harder than it sounds. ...more
Oct 18, 2005
May 26, 2009
 
Young Will: The Confessions of William Shakespeare
3.00
Although much of the account of these early years of the great playwright is speculative at best this is still an entertaining possible young Shakespe ...more
Sep 15, 2005
May 13, 2009
 
The Girl from the Chartreuse
3.21
This one caught me during one of my escape to the lakehouse with a pile of books weeks so I was able tune into the themes about loneliness and the pow ...more
Mar 04, 2006
Apr 20, 2009
 
Air And Angels
3.51
Susan Hill doing what she does best, weaving a complicated tapestry of human emotions. Set mainly in Cambridge and the beautifully evoked Fens it's ha ...more
Feb 04, 2005
May 04, 2009
 
I'm the King of the Castle
3.44
I too first read this book for my GCSE exams way back in the 80s. I recently reread it and it seemed like another book entirely. Perspective in your o ...more
Nov 09, 1983
May 08, 2009
 
In the Springtime of the Year
3.71
Moving account of one woman, virtually isolated, dealing with the loss of her husband and all that follows as a result. Beautifully written (as ever), ...more
Apr 09, 2005
May 09, 2009
 
The Service Of Clouds
3.41
Another beautifully written book from Susan Hill. Not many writers can pull off the trick of writing something so rooted in the emotions (loves, expec ...more
Feb 02, 2005
May 06, 2009
 
Behind The Scenes At The Museum
3.92
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Oct 2004
Jun 07, 2009
 
Emotionally Weird
3.42
None
Oct 20, 2004
Jun 07, 2009
 
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (Flying Dutchman, #1)
3.97
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Dec 13, 2003
Jun 11, 2009
 
Not the End of the World
3.71
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Nov 18, 2004
Jun 07, 2009
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.02
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Oct 15, 2004
Jun 02, 2009
 
Tailchaser's Song
3.94
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Jan 1985
Jun 23, 2009
 
Caliban's Hour
3.46
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Jan 1994
Jun 23, 2009
 
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
3.76
None
Oct 07, 2004
Jun 02, 2009
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