The Beacon Paperback
by Susan Hill
Colin. May. Frank. Berenice. The Prime children grew up in a bleak country farm house called The Beacon.
Colin and Berenice married locally. May went to university in London, but came home within a year and never left again.
Only Frank, quiet, watchful Frank, got away. He left for Fleet Street and a career in journalism but its the publication of a book about his childhood that brings the fame and money he craves - and tears his family apart.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/10/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099526957
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Review by MarionII
Excellent story which will affect anyone from a similar sized family, who has watched each sibling go their own way. Beautifully told, Susan Hill captures exactly how one sibling's actions can rock a family to its core. I found it especially chilling as it was not unlike a family I knew of growing up.....!
Review by LynnB
Wow! This short novel was amazing.This is the story of four siblings....one of whom moves to the city and writes a memoir of childhood abuse. Only it isn't true. This novel tells of the impact on the author and on his siblings. The ending...the very last line...hits like a punch to the heart.