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In the Springtime of the Year

£12.99

Product description

Second Impression published in 1974 by Hamish Hamilton.

After just a year of close, loving marriage, Ruth has been widowed. Her beloved husband, Ben, has been killed in a tragic accident and Ruth is left, suddenly and totally bereft.
Unable to share her sorrow and grief with Ben's family, who are dealing with their pain in their own way, Ruth becomes increasingly isolated, burying herself in her cottage in the countryside as the seasons change around her. Only Ben's young brother Jo, is able to reach out beyond his own grief, to offer Ruth the compassion which might reclaim her from her own devastating unhappiness.

The result is a moving, lyrical exploration of love and loss, of grief and mourning, from a masterful writer. Susan Hill's eighth novel was inspired by the sudden death of a man to whom she had been close for eight years.

This book is in good condition with some small tears and rubbing to the dust jacket, which is price-clipped. Blue board covers have some fading towards the edges. Binding tight and text pages are clean.

Item details

Author(s):
Susan Hill
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20 x 13.5 cm
Edition:
Second Impression, 1974
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
186
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Title:
In the Springtime of the Year

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About this item

Second Impression published in 1974 by Hamish Hamilton.

After just a year of close, loving marriage, Ruth has been widowed. Her beloved husband, Ben, has been killed in a tragic accident and Ruth is left, suddenly and totally bereft.
Unable to share her sorrow and grief with Ben's family, who are dealing with their pain in their own way, Ruth becomes increasingly isolated, burying herself in her cottage in the countryside as the seasons change around her. Only Ben's young brother Jo, is able to reach out beyond his own grief, to offer Ruth the compassion which might reclaim her from her own devastating unhappiness.

The result is a moving, lyrical exploration of love and loss, of grief and mourning, from a masterful writer. Susan Hill's eighth novel was inspired by the sudden death of a man to whom she had been close for eight years.

This book is in good condition with some small tears and rubbing to the dust jacket, which is price-clipped. Blue board covers have some fading towards the edges. Binding tight and text pages are clean.

Author(s):
Susan Hill
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20 x 13.5 cm
Edition:
Second Impression, 1974
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
186
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Title:
In the Springtime of the Year

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