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The Bird of Night Paperback – 29 July 1976
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- Publisher : Penguin; New edition (29 July 1976)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0140040722
- ISBN-13 : 978-0140040722
- Dimensions : 17.78 x 2.54 x 12.7 cm
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About the Author
Susan Hill was born in Scarborough in 1942, and educated at grammar schools there and in Coventry. She read English at King's College, London, of which she is now a Fellow. As well as I'm the King of the Castle, her novels include Strange Meeting, The Bird of Night, In the Springtime of the Year, Air and Angels, The Service of Clouds,The Various Haunts of Men, The Pure in Heart, The Rise of Darkness, The Beacon, The Vows of Silence and The Small Hand. She has written several volumes of short stories, including A Bit of Singing and Dancing; two ghost novels, The Woman in Black and The Mist in the Mirror; and a number of stories for children. Her autobiographical books are The Magic Apple Tree and Family. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.
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revisiting an old favouriteReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 January 2014
There are some books which resonate forever - I read Bird of Night, and almost all Susan Hill's other work, when first published and have never forgotten either the reality of living with a man so haunted as Francis nor the Aldeburgh setting. (I made my first visit there after reading this book.) I'm re-reading it as a book group choice (mine) and surprisingly it hasn't dated. Susan Hill is a brilliant writer, especially when creatng characters beyond her experience (a mad homosexual poet, the soldiers in Strange Meeting, etc.) Her sense of place and of desolate emotions is superb.
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Ok to readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 December 2020
This was a good read.
Superb!!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 December 2014
I'm a real lover of Susan Hills work, mainly reading her ghost stories, however this book blew me away, how subtly she weaves human relationships. Read it, you don't be disappointed
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