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Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Homeby Susan Hill
Struck by the sudden realization that she possesses quite a few books she's never read, author Susan Hill decides to take a year off buying books so that she can read, and reread, the many treasures in her possession. Howards End Is on the Landing is the delightful result of this experiment. It's a compilation of observations about books, novelists, and the publishing business. Quirky, yet charming, the book was a joy to read.
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Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, Susan 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, forsaking new purchases in order to get to know her own collection again.
A book which is left on a shelf for a decade is a dead thing, but it is also a chrysalis, packed with the potential to burst into new life. Wandering through her house that day, Hill's eyes were opened to how much of that life was stored in her home, neglected for years. Howard's End is on the Landing charts the journey of one of the nation's most accomplished authors as she revisits the conversations, libraries and bookshelves of the past that have informed a lifetime of reading and writing.
Best-selling author Susan Hill rediscovers the joy of reading as she explores her extensive book collection.
"Hill provides us with a reading list the equal of any degree course."—The Times (London)
In pursuit of a book on her shelves, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, 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.
Susan Hill is the winner of numerous prestigious literary awards. She is the author of a highly successful crime series as well as the famous The Woman in Black.
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Susan Hill is the winner of numerous prestigious literary awards. She is the author of a highly successful crime series (Overlook Press) as well as the famous The Woman in Black, the stage production of which has been running internatoinally for years.
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