Category Archives: Susan Hill

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I’ve gotten a little behind with my reviews recently, so to remedy that here are a few quick reviews of recent reads: The Travelling Bag – Susan Hill. This was a terrible disappointment. That’s not to say it’s a terrible … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

A bumper harvest this week, my birthday coinciding with publishers gearing up for Christmas is always bad for the bank balance! Firstly, the autumn’s big hitters: Ali Smith and Margaret Atwood. I am pant-wettingly excited about ‘Autumn’, but to be … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Bennett, Ali Smith, David Hockney, Douglas Coupland, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Atwood, Michelle Paver, Susan Hill | Leave a comment

Great Ghost Stories

Following on from my recent dissection of the great ghost story, here are a few of my favourites, in no particular order… ¬†‘Lost Hearts’ – MR James A young boy is adopted by his elderly cousin. What are his cousin’s¬†motives, … Continue reading

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