A searing family story from one of our most beloved writers
Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham; and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle and ghost story The Woman in Black, the stage play of which has been running in London's West End since 1988. Her previous novellas include The Beacon and A Kind Man. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.
Powerful... Poignant, bleak and haunting, this is a small
masterpiece * Sunday Mirror *
Compulsively readable * Irish Examiner *
Hill deploys her not inconsiderable power to weave a haunting story * Daily Mail *
Beautifully, even lovingly, told * Scotsman *
There is something Hardyesque in the tragic momentum of this story * Guardian *