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A kind man

A kind man

Hill, Susan, 1942-

Eve is on her way with a sprig of plum blossom to the abandoned church across the meadow. Tommy does not come. He has said nothing, but she knows that the sight of the grave and, later, of Jeannie Eliza, on the headstone is unbearable to him

Hardback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Chatto & Windus, 2011
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  • Peckham – One available in FICTION

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    19608632 FICTION Adult Fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Susan Hill
ISBN: 0701185910, 9780701185916
Physical Description: 185 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject: Sisters Fiction.; Loss (Psychology) Fiction.

Author note

Susan Hill's novels and short stories have won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham and John Llewellyn Rhys awards and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her books are set texts for GCSEs and A-levels.A Kind Manbelongs to a genre that she has made her own: literary novellas which are short yet punchy, full of menace and feeling, and which include the critically acclaimedThe Beaconand bestselling ghost storiesThe Woman in Black,The Man in the PictureandThe Small Hand.She is also author of the Simon Serrailler crime series, and recently published a bestselling memoir of reading,Howard's End is on the Landing. Susan Hill lives in Gloucestershire, where she runs her own small publishing firm, Long Barn Books.


Sometimes a piece of writing is so pure, so true, it is almost painful to read. At the risk of sounding like a sentimental old bat, it was hard to read this story without regular recourse to tissues.
Daily Telegraph