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Howards End is on the landing : a year of reading from home

Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2009.
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In pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, 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, in order to get to know her own collection again.
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Named Person: Susan Hill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Hill
ISBN: 9781846682650 1846682657 9781846682667 1846682665
OCLC Number: 457136224
Description: 236 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Starting point --
No order, no order --
A corner of St. James's --
Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons --
Next to the pop-up books --
Great Expectations behind the sofa --
This is the weather the cuckoo likes --
The well-travelled bookcase --
Laughter in the next room --
Amis, père et fils --
Never got around to it, don't like the look of it, couldn't get beyond page 10 and other poor excuses --
A little list --
Things that fall out of books --
It ain't broke --
... Diaries --
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other --
Life is a handfull of short stories --
The man with the charming smile --
Children 3, adults 0 --
Decline and rise? --
Forgotten --
Writing in books --
Who's afraid? --
The dregs? --
Not met --
Sebald --
Collection, compilation, miscellany --
A book by its cover --
Roots --
Slow, slow, slow, slow-slow, slow --
Long bard --
The way we live now --
Picture books --
Bad bed-fellows --
Sea interludes --
Hardy --
Down among the women --
Reading for the soul --
A thousand books of the world --
The final forty.
Responsibility: Susan Hill.

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A totally beguiling, utterly persuasive, argument for reimmersing yourself in literature's past... it reminds you of the overlooked treasures we miss in the chase for novelty. Hill's work is part Read more...

 
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