Early One Autumn Afternoon In Pursuit Of An Elusive Book On Her Shelves, Susan Hill Encountered Dozens Of Others That She Had Never Read, Or Forgotten She Owned, Or Wanted To Read For A Second Time The Discovery Inspired Her To Embark On A Year Long Voyage Through Her Books, Forsaking New Purchases In Order To Get To Know Her Own Collection Again A Book Which Is Left On A Shelf For A Decade Is A Dead Thing, But It Is Also A Chrysalis, Packed With The Potential To Burst Into New Life Wandering Through Her House That Day, Hill S Eyes Were Opened To How Much Of That Life Was Stored In Her Home, Neglected For Years Howard S End Is On The Landing Charts The Journey Of One Of The Nation S Most Accomplished Authors As She Revisits The Conversations, Libraries And Bookshelves Of The Past That Have Informed A Lifetime Of Reading And Writing.
Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1942 Her hometown was later referred to in her novel A Change for the Better 1969 and some short stories especially Cockles and Mussels.She attended Scarborough Convent School, where she became interested in theatre and literature Her family left Scarborough in 1958 and moved to Coventry where her father worked in car and aircraft factor
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- Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
- Susan Hill
- 23 April 2017 Susan Hill