Susan Hill: The Essential Guide (Vintage Living Texts)

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The Woman in Black, Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle, A Little Bit of Singing and DancingIn Vintage Living Texts, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Susan Hill. Vintage Living Texts is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Susan Hill, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. This guide deals with Hill's themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Also included in this guide are detailed reading plans for all three novels, questions for essays and discussion, contextual material, suggested texts for complementary and comparative reading, extracts from reviews, a critical overview, a biography, bibliography and a glossary of literary terms.

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Includes an exclusive author interview

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'This makes me want to read my own books all over again' Louis de Bernières on Louis de Bernières: the essential guide

In Vintage Living Texts, teachers, students and any lover of literature will find the essential guide to the major works of Susan Hill. Also included is an exclusive in-depth interview with Susan Hill relating specifically to the novels under discussion.

Susan Hill's themes, genre and narrative technique are put under scrutiny and the emphasis is on providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Amongst many other features you'll find inspirational reading plans and contextual material, suggested complementary and comparative reading and an indispensable glossary.

'I didn't realise just how good the series was until I started working closely with it. The questions are so thoughtful and probing ... the texts really do occupy their own niche between guides purely for teachers and the ubiquitous student crib, and are much better than either' Head of English Newington College

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