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A Kind Man

A Kind Man

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by Susan Hill
Audio disc
Publication Date: 01/01/2017
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Susan Hill proves once again that she is one of our very best storytellers in this transfixing parable of greed, goodness and an extraordinary miracle.

Tommy Carr was a kind man; Eve had been able to tell that after half an hour of knowing him. There had never been a day when he had not shown her some small kindness.

The birth of a daughter, Jeannie Eliza, crowns the young couple's happiness just as her shockingly early death casts them low. But they do not need to talk about Jeannie because she remains with them, and their love does not change.

In some ways it is no wonder that one of them falls ill, for grief takes its toll, and one Christmas even Eve's sister Miriam is remarking that Tommy looks unwell. But what happens next is entirely unexpected, not least for the kind man.

'Concisely captures primal emotions and offers astonishing transformations ... Movingly perceptive.' - The Sunday Times

'It has a power beyond its pages; a haunting resonance between each stark sentence that stayed with me ... The delicate balance between kindness and bitterness, hope and despair, a dying man and a dying town, are almost unbearably poignant.' - The Independent on Sunday

ISBN:
9781489377197
9781489377197
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Audio disc
Publication Date:
01-01-2017
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
1
Dimensions (mm):
122x132mm
Weight:
0.07kg
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.

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