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Susan Hill (1)

This page covers the author of The Woman in Black.

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Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, United Kingdom on February 5, 1942. She received a degree in English from King's College in London in 1963. Her first book, The Enclosure, was published during her first year at university. She worked as a freelance journalist between 1963 and 1968 and has been a monthly columnist for the Daily Telegraph since 1977. She founded her own publishing company, Long Barn Books, in 1996 and publishes a literary magazine called Books and Company. She has written works of fiction and non-fiction as well as children's books. She also edits short story compilations. Her works include Gentleman and Ladies, A Change for the Better, The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror, and the Simon Serrailler Crime Novel series. She has won numerous awards including a Somerset Maugham Award for I'm the King of the Castle, the Whitbread Novel Award for The Bird of Night, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Albatross, and the Smarties Prize for Can It Be True? (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Woman in Black… (more)
The Woman in Black 3,333 copies, 227 reviews
The Various Haunts of Men 1,312 copies, 83 reviews
Howards End is on the Landing 1,082 copies, 76 reviews
Mrs. de Winter 833 copies, 19 reviews
The Pure in Heart 717 copies, 34 reviews
The Risk of Darkness 636 copies, 45 reviews
The Man in the Picture 624 copies, 44 reviews
The Small Hand 563 copies, 49 reviews
The Vows of Silence 518 copies, 28 reviews
I'm the King of the Castle 501 copies, 8 reviews
The Mist in the Mirror 475 copies, 30 reviews
The Shadows in the Street 455 copies, 23 reviews
The Betrayal of Trust 428 copies, 25 reviews
A Question of Identity 359 copies, 18 reviews
Strange Meeting 343 copies, 11 reviews
The Soul of Discretion 283 copies, 18 reviews
Dolly 206 copies, 15 reviews
The Beacon 187 copies, 14 reviews
The Comforts of Home 186 copies, 15 reviews
In the Springtime of the Year 163 copies, 6 reviews
The Benefit of Hindsight 135 copies, 9 reviews
The Bird of Night 131 copies, 3 reviews
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (Editor/Contributor) 126 copies, 3 reviews
The Small Hand & Dolly 125 copies, 12 reviews
Air and Angels 122 copies, 2 reviews
Printer's Devil Court 115 copies, 9 reviews
A Kind Man 99 copies, 6 reviews
A Change of Circumstance 88 copies, 7 reviews
A Bit of Singing and Dancing 82 copies, 1 review
The Service of Clouds 77 copies, 1 review
The Albatross 65 copies
Through the Kitchen Window 60 copies, 1 review
The Battle for Gullywith 59 copies, 2 reviews
A Breach of Security 57 copies, 1 review
Black Sheep 42 copies, 4 reviews
Can It Be True? 35 copies, 2 reviews
From the Heart 30 copies, 1 review
King of Kings 29 copies
Through the Garden Gate 29 copies, 1 review
Hunger 27 copies, 2 reviews
Beware Beware 27 copies, 2 reviews
Family 19 copies
The Christmas Collection 17 copies, 1 review
Crystal 16 copies
Ghost Stories 15 copies
Revenge (Simon Serrailler) 7 copies, 1 review
Irish Twins 5 copies
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