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Howards End Is On The Landing: A Year Of Reading From Home [EPUB eBook]

by Susan Hill

3.98 out of 5 (32 ratings)

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Publication Date:
06 August 2010 
Category:
Memoirs 
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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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  • If you like books and reading about books you will find this memoir delicious.

    5.00 out of 5

    SigmundFraud

  • This book has convinced me to 1) upgrade my knowledge of English literature (I'm French), 2) visit and re-visit many of the books I have accumulated over the years. I am now looking at my personal library from a different angle, have added some titles based on Susan Hill's recommendations, and I am now making a rule to read one "old" book to every "new" book that enters the house. This has been a successful strategy so far. Susan Hill's style is so compelling and passionate in its own way, that when you close the book, it's as if you are coming ashore after a long journey.

    5.00 out of 5

    NadineTouzet

  • I stumbled across this title a year ago and have been waiting impatiently for it to become available in the U.S. Imaginine my excitement when I received a copy for Christmas! I love to read books by others who love books. This one definitely lived up to my hopes and expectations. Susan Hill has a lovely way of writing about books and the people who write them (many of whom she has met or known intimately). A very satisfying read!

    5.00 out of 5

    BiblioBabe

  • A completely delightful memoir by a passionate bibliophile.

    5.00 out of 5

    Sullywriter

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