Susan Hill

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Susan Hill is a British author, whose work includes fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, memoirs, and children’s books. Her first novel, The Enclosure (1961), was published during her first year at university, and the second, Do Me a Favour (1963), was written while she was reading for her degree. Her books have been incredibly successful and her ghost story, The Woman in Black (1983), has been adapted into a play and a television film.

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    The Pursuit Of Love

    By Nancy Mitford

    Recommended by: Susan Hill
    Publish Date: 1945
    Fanny, Linda, and her sisters are obsessed with love and marriage, and long to find the perfect man. Alas, this proves to be a much more arduous task than any of them had anticipated…
  • Bleak House

    By Charles Dickens

    Recommended by: Susan Hill
    Publish Date: 1853
    At the High Court of Chancery, the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce continues, having “become so complicated that no man alive knows what it means”. A group of disparate people involved in the dispute, from the upper echelons of…
  • The Fortunes Of War

    By Olivia Manning

    Recommended by: Susan Hill
    Publish Date: 1960-1980
    The Fortunes of War includes Manning’s two trilogies, The Balkan Trilogy, composed of The Great Fortune (1960), The Spoilt City (1962), and Friends and Heroes (1965), and The Levant Trilogy, composed by The Danger Tree (1977), The Battle Lost and…
  • The House Of Mirth

    By Edith Wharton

    Recommended by: Susan Hill
    Publish Date: 1905
    A black comedy of manners, The House of Mirth is the story of the beautiful Lily Bart and her quest for a wealthy husband amongst New York City’s nouveaux riches. Eager to find a man who can provide her money…
  • Right Ho, Jeeves!

    By P. G. Wodehouse

    Recommended by: Susan Hill
    Publish Date: 1934
    When, upon his return to London, Bertie finds out that his friend Gussie, a shy teetotaler, is seeking relationship advice from his manservant Jeeves, he is upset and sets out to help him, forbidding Jeeves from giving any further advice.…