Susan hill

More books of the year

18 November 2017 9:00 am

A further selection of the best and most overrated books of 2017, chosen by some of our regular reviewers

Golden autumn days, birds and beasts, and memories of my publishing past

30 September 2017 9:00 am

I don’t know why party conferences no longer take place in Scarborough. As a child, I saw many an important…

There’s nothing wrong with plugging a friend’s book

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The advantage of reviewing books by a friend is that you can invite him out for a walk across the…

Spectator letters: Islamophobia, breast-feeding and Bach

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Rational fear Sir: An interesting contrast between the articles by Douglas Murray and Innes Bowen on Islamic influence in the…

Too good for words

15 January 2011 12:00 am

I confess myself baffled by this fable. The narrative is as clear, the prose as uncluttered, as one expects from Susan Hill, but its very simplicity leaves me wondering whether I’ve missed the point.