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Howards End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home - Susan Hill
Howards End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781846682667 (1846682665)
ASIN: 1846682665
Publisher: Profile Books
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it
3.5 or "People Susan Hill Has Met"
There were things I really liked about this book - the journey through a house full of bookcases, where many of the books Hill owns evoke memories of when and where she read them, or meeting the authors themselves. At times it feels like a who's who, but is enjoyable in spite of that. I have ordered...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.0
Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Description: 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...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
2.0
I wish I could say I liked this book. I so wanted to love it, being crazy for books myself. I found her range quite narrow and, well, snobby. She dismisses all Canadian and Australian literature, past and present, in one vague sentence, with no more apology or explanation than, "(I know, I know.)" I...
The House That Books Built
The House That Books Built rated it
5.0 Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
I loved this book by Susan Hill (author of 'The Woman in Black' and many other works). She talks at the beginning of setting aside a year to eschew buying books and instead take time to go through her not inconsiderable collection of books at home, reading things she has yet to read and revisiting ...
June's Room
June's Room rated it
5.0 Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
I loved this book by Susan Hill (author of 'The Woman in Black' and many other works). She talks at the beginning of setting aside a year to eschew buying books and instead take time to go through her not inconsiderable collection of books at home, reading things she has yet to read and revisiting ...
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