Buy Used
£0.40
+ £1.80 delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

On The Black Hill (Picador Books) Paperback – 10 Jan 1997

4.5 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews

See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback, 10 Jan 1997
£74.72 £0.01
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; New Edit/Cover edition (10 Jan. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330281240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330281249
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Amazon Review

Bruce Chatwin's fascination with nomads and wanderlust represents itself in reverse in On the Black Hill, a tale of two brothers (identical twins) who never go anywhere. They stay in the farmhouse on the English-Welsh border where they were born, tilling the rough soil and sleeping in the same bed, touched only occasionally by the advance of the 20th century. Smacking of a Welsh Ethan Frome, Chatwin evokes the lonely tragedies of farm life, and above all the vibrant land of Wales. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

A masterpiece, a chronicle of ordinary lives told with extraordinary insight. St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Scene after scene is brought to life with an enraptured attention that causes them to glow with an almost visionary light. The New York Times Book Review

Remarkable like a beautiful old quilt, made up of bright vivid patches, with scenes that surprise and delight and seem absolutely true. People

A rare book, one of those splendid evocations of place made so justifiably famous by masters of the British novel in the past century: George Eliot, Hardy, Lawrence Houston Post

"

"A masterpiece, a chronicle of ordinary lives told with extraordinary insight." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Scene after scene is brought to life with an enraptured attention that causes them to glow with an almost visionary light." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Remarkable...like a beautiful old quilt, made up of bright vivid patches, with scenes that surprise and delight and seem absolutely true."-- People

"A rare book, one of those splendid evocations of place made so justifiably famous by masters of the British novel in the past century: George Eliot, Hardy, Lawrence"-- Houston Post



-A masterpiece, a chronicle of ordinary lives told with extraordinary insight.- --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

-Scene after scene is brought to life with an enraptured attention that causes them to glow with an almost visionary light.- -- The New York Times Book Review

-Remarkable...like a beautiful old quilt, made up of bright vivid patches, with scenes that surprise and delight and seem absolutely true.--- People

-A rare book, one of those splendid evocations of place made so justifiably famous by masters of the British novel in the past century: George Eliot, Hardy, Lawrence--- Houston Post



"Totally alive . . . a spellbinding portrayal of the unbreakable link between nature and the human spirit."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A masterpiece, a chronicle of ordinary lives told with extraordinary insight." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Scene after scene is brought to life with an enraptured attention that causes them to glow with an almost visionary light." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Remarkable...like a beautiful old quilt, made up of bright vivid patches, with scenes that surprise and delight and seem absolutely true."-- People

"A rare book, one of those splendid evocations of place made so justifiably famous by masters of the British novel in the past century: George Eliot, Hardy, Lawrence."-- Houston Post

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

See all Product description


Customer reviews

Rated by customers interested in
Literary Fiction
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Books
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

15 January 2011
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
17 February 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
25 January 2011
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
7 April 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
11 January 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
6 January 2017
Verified Purchase
23 February 2018
Verified Purchase
30 November 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?