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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448129324
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 21

The Brooch (Storycuts)


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A moving portrayal of the fragility of childhood illusions and innocence.

Rima treasures the weekly routine she shares with her blind uncle; their walks along the beach, followed by cosy meals in a local cafe. Impressed by her uncle's intelligence and dedication to his work, most of all Rima is awed by his ability to hide his blindness from others, to live a normal life thanks to his strict routine. However, when her uncle confides in her a devastating change in his circumstances, Rima can only watch as his strictly-governed world crumbles, and a more vulnerable figure is revealed.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448129324
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 21

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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