Howards End is on the Landing: A year of reading from home

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Profile Books, Aug 6, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 236 pages

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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This was such a lovely book...author Susan Hill browses through her sprawling book collection, considering the books that have accompanied her through life: "If the books I have read have helped to ... Read full review

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Just a straight-up nice read about reading. Can't agree with her about the organization of books (I'd never be able to find a thing) but if it works for her, great! Loved the breeziness and clear ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
16
Section 4
20
Section 5
27
Section 6
31
Section 7
36
Section 8
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Section 22
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Section 23
127
Section 24
134
Section 25
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Section 26
143
Section 27
153
Section 28
160
Section 29
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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About the author (2010)

Susan Hill is the winner of numerous prestigious literary awards. The Man in the Picture was published by Profile in 2007, and she is the author of a highly successful crime series (Chatto & Windus). The Woman in Black has been running in the West End for 20 years.

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