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Black sheep

Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The village is called Mount of Zeal. It's built in a bowl like an amphitheatre, with the winding gear where the stage would be. The pit lies below. Ted Howker's school is on the edge of Lower Terrace next to the chapel. Upper Terrace in a thunderous echo of the Bible so loved by Ted's grandfather is Paradise. Ted and his father and his brothers live in Middle. In the beginning: a household of men, all of whom work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Hill
ISBN: 9780701184216 0701184213
OCLC Number: 862129628
Awards: Short-listed for East Anglian Book Award for Fiction 2014 (UK)
Description: 135 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The village is called Mount of Zeal. It's built in a bowl like an amphitheatre, with the winding gear where the stage would be. The pit lies below. Ted Howker's school is on the edge of Lower Terrace next to the chapel. Upper Terrace --
in a thunderous echo of the Bible so loved by Ted's grandfather --
is Paradise. Ted and his father and his brothers live in Middle. In the beginning: a household of men, all of whom work in the pit...The reader follows Ted as he reaches for Paradise, and his sister Rose as she seeks personal happiness below. And in the end it is the women who, sadly, inherit the earth.
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The village is called Mount of Zeal. The pit lies below. Upper Terrace - in a thunderous echo of the Bible so loved by Ted's grandfather - is Paradise. In the beginning: a household of men, all of  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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