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Susan Hill (1) (1942–)

Autor(a) de The Woman in Black

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About the Author

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, United Kingdom on February 5, 1942. She received a degree in English from King's College in London in 1963. Her first book, The Enclosure, was published during her first year at university. She worked as a freelance journalist between 1963 and 1968 and has been a mostrar mais monthly columnist for the Daily Telegraph since 1977. She founded her own publishing company, Long Barn Books, in 1996 and publishes a literary magazine called Books and Company. She has written works of fiction and non-fiction as well as children's books. She also edits short story compilations. Her works include Gentleman and Ladies, A Change for the Better, The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror, and the Simon Serrailler Crime Novel series. She has won numerous awards including a Somerset Maugham Award for I'm the King of the Castle, the Whitbread Novel Award for The Bird of Night, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Albatross, and the Smarties Prize for Can It Be True? (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Susan Hill

The Woman in Black (1983) 2,658 exemplares
The Various Haunts of Men (2004) 1,341 exemplares
Howards End is on the Landing (2009) 1,125 exemplares
Mrs. de Winter (1993) 857 exemplares
The Pure in Heart (2005) 726 exemplares
The Risk of Darkness (2006) 647 exemplares
The Man in the Picture (2007) 641 exemplares
The Small Hand (2010) 578 exemplares
The Vows of Silence (2008) 535 exemplares
I'm the King of the Castle (1970) 509 exemplares
The Mist in the Mirror (1992) 491 exemplares
The Shadows in the Street (2010) 468 exemplares
The Betrayal of Trust (2012) 442 exemplares
A Question of Identity (2012) 366 exemplares
Strange Meeting (1971) 351 exemplares
The Soul of Discretion (2015) 295 exemplares
Dolly (2012) 218 exemplares
The Comforts of Home (2018) 205 exemplares
The Beacon (2008) 188 exemplares
In the Springtime of the Year (1973) 170 exemplares
The Benefit of Hindsight (2019) 153 exemplares
The Bird of Night (1972) 137 exemplares
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (1991) — Editor/Contributor — 135 exemplares
The Small Hand & Dolly (2010) 130 exemplares
Air and Angels (1991) 125 exemplares
Printer's Devil Court (2014) 121 exemplares
A Change of Circumstance (2021) 105 exemplares
A Kind Man (2011) 103 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Editor — 99 exemplares
A Bit of Singing and Dancing (1600) 83 exemplares
The Service of Clouds (1600) 80 exemplares
Go Away, Bad Dreams (1985) 78 exemplares
The Albatross (1971) 69 exemplares
Through the Kitchen Window (1980) 62 exemplares
A Breach of Security (2014) 61 exemplares
The Battle for Gullywith (2008) 59 exemplares
Lanterns Across the Snow (1987) 59 exemplares
A Change for the Better (1969) 45 exemplares
The Glass Angels (1991) 45 exemplares
Black Sheep (2013) 45 exemplares
Gentleman and Ladies (1968) 44 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Women's Short Stories (1995) — Editor — 37 exemplares
Can It Be True? (1988) 36 exemplares
King of Kings (1993) 31 exemplares
Beware Beware (1993) 31 exemplares
Through the Garden Gate (1986) 31 exemplares
From the Heart (2017) 30 exemplares
The Spirit of the Cotswolds (1750) 29 exemplares
Hunger (2013) 27 exemplares
Hero (2016) 27 exemplares
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Editor — 26 exemplares
Backyard Bedtime (2001) 22 exemplares
The Christmas Collection (1994) 20 exemplares
Family (1990) 20 exemplares
Shakespeare Country (1987) 19 exemplares
Farthing House: And Other Stories (2006) 16 exemplares
Ghost Stories (1983) 16 exemplares
Crystal (2012) 16 exemplares
The Woman in Black (1990) 14 exemplares
Friends Next Door (Racers) (1992) 13 exemplares
The Best of Books and Company (2010) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Revenge (Simon Serrailler) (2019) 9 exemplares
Reflections from a Garden (1995) 8 exemplares
One Night at a Time (1984) 8 exemplares
Mother's Magic (1986) 6 exemplares
Tres historias de fantasmas (1900) 5 exemplares
Irish Twins (2014) 5 exemplares
Old Haunts (2018) 5 exemplares
The Lighting of the Lamps (1987) 4 exemplares
People: Essays & Poems (1983) 3 exemplares
Septimus Honeydew (1990) 3 exemplares
Kobieta w czerni. Raczka (2021) 2 exemplares
Stories from Codling Village (1990) 2 exemplares
Phantomschmerzen 2 exemplares
The Sound of Footsteps (2023) 2 exemplares
Reader, I Married Him (2016) 2 exemplares
Suzy's Shoes (Picture Puffin) (1989) 2 exemplares
On the Face Of It 1 exemplar
THE STAR DREAMER 2019 (2019) 1 exemplar
The custodian 1 exemplar
Pirate Poll (1992) 1 exemplar
Books and Company Issue 3 — Editor — 1 exemplar
Books and Company Issue 4 — Editor — 1 exemplar
Books and Company Issue 1 — Editor — 1 exemplar
Do me a favour 1 exemplar
The enclosure 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Library Book (2012) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contribuidor — 297 exemplares
The Far Cry (1949) — Posfácio, algumas edições176 exemplares
Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts (2001) — Editor — 157 exemplares
The Woman in Black [2012 film] (2013) — Original book — 120 exemplares
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Tale of an Empty House and Other Ghost Stories (1986) — Introdução — 22 exemplares
The Woman in Black 2 : Angel of Death [2014 film] (2014) — Writer — 20 exemplares
Penguin Modern Stories 7 (1971) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE JANUARY - HILL AND UNSWORTH em 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (Fevereiro 2016)


An old fashioned Victorian gothic, lighter on plot than a Dickens but almost as well written, and wonderfully atmospheric. Not worth a lot of comment but an enjoyable read if you like this sort of thing, which I can confirm I do.
lelandleslie | 30 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
A Change of Circumstance is the most recent of Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler novels. It is also her best of the eleven novels which make up the series so far. The books focus on DCI Simon Serrailler, his cases at work, and his family - parents, sister, sister's family. The series is remarkable.

Of the many, many good qualities these books have, one of my favourite things is that cases don't end up solved and put away neatly, and a new case begun at the beginning of the next book. These books sometimes finish in the middle of a case, of a family occurrence, a relationship, and leave you hanging until another is published. Not only is that excellent marketing, it is also a reflection of reality, where things tied up with a pretty ribbon hardly ever happen. (In Hertford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen. That would have driven me crazy had I not written it down.)

In this installment of the books, there are drugs, both traditional street drugs and Chinese herbs, there is family - the ever-angry pater familias, Cat; working hard in her newest medical group; the children, grown up now except for Felix; and a small Yorkshire terrier who is grievously wounded. People, both bad and good, are murdered, and there are threats, an overdose, a suicide, drownings, autopsies and an exhumation. None of it ever feels too much, too crowded, or too mawkish. They are horrible occurrences, but managed so expertly by Hill that these books could never be called thrillers. They're not thrilling. Upsetting, yes, but scandalous never.

Why do I like this book best of her series? I think the writing is tighter. The family is all together, something that hasn't happened since the children were much smaller, and there's a maturity to Simon that hasn't been there before. He sees himself for the first time, the mess he's made, the people he's hurt, his relationship with his sister and her family, which includes a brother-in=law who is also his boss, and whom he doesn't quite like (neither do I. Kieron is soft).

I'm concerned that this might be the last Simon Serrailler book. Hill hasn't killed off her detective, never fear. She has changed him quite a lot, however, and I don't know what that will do to the momentum of the books. Hopefully there will be more. I haven't loved a detective series with this sort of passion for decades, when I first fell in love with Peter Wimsey. I was reading Dorothy Sayers when I was a teenager, so it really has been decades. I do think I am going to have to do a re-read of the series.

I do recommend this series with warmth and heartiness. The Queen has made these books quite well known in her online reading group and there's part of me that wishes that the books weren't quite so popular - I'd rather like to keep them to myself, as if I were eating forbidden sweeties in the night.
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ahef1963 | 8 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
No. 2 in the Simon Serrailler series. Just as good as the first one. Hill continues to defy convention with her characters and situations, and I love the community of Lafferton as some love Three Pines (where I never settled in.)
Read in 2014
laytonwoman3rd | 34 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2024 |



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