Friday, 19 February 2010

Howard's End is on the Landing

"Howard's End is on the Landing" is the new book by Susan Hill; I've been a fan of hers for quite a few years, mainly for the Magic Apple Tree, Kitchen Window and Garden Gate books. This one is from October 2009 - if you love books, you'll love this one.
It's subtitled "A year of reading from home", and the first chapter begins thus:
"It began like this. I went to the shelves on the landing to look for a book I knew was there. It was not. But plenty of others were and among them I noticed at least a dozen I realised I had never read."
Sound familiar? It does to me..... lol
A beautifully written book, covering all sorts of aspects of writing, reading, publishing, fascinating people of the book world she has met (and many of them ), interspersed with details about her life so far - writing, studying, etc.It's not often that I come across a book that fulfills the promise of "it's like a converstion with the author", but this one is like that for me.
Very enjoyable, can't recommend it highly enough if you love reading and books.

Pub. October 2009 by Profile Books, ISBN 978-1846682650

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Sounds delightful!!