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  • Published: 5 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446499450
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

In the Springtime of the Year




A beautiful, lyrical novel about love and loss, and grief and mourning from the author of A Kind Man and The Woman in Black

After just a year of close, loving marriage, Ruth has been widowed. Her beloved husband, Ben, has been killed in a tragic accident and Ruth is left, suddenly and totally bereft.

Unable to share her sorrow and grief with Ben's family, who are dealing with their pain in their own way, Ruth becomes increasingly isolated, burying herself in her cottage in the countryside as the seasons change around her. Only Ben's young brother Jo, is able to reach out beyond his own grief, to offer Ruth the compassion which might reclaim her from her own devastating unhappiness.

The result is a moving, lyrical exploration of love and loss, of grief and mourning, from a masterful writer.

  • Pub date: 5 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446499450
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.

www.susanhill.org.uk

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Praise for In the Springtime of the Year

“One of those novels you never forget”

The Times

“I love this wonderful book... Just read it”

Jo Brand, BBC Radio 4, A Good Read

“One of Hill’s earlier, quieter masterpieces”

Emma Hagestadt, Independent

“Immediately arresting…you come away affected, but there is a quiet, unhurried pace which is, incongruously, a lovely and fitting touch”

bookgeeks.co.uk


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