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Susan Hill ☆ 7 Review

Strange Meeting

Setting for this story of the extraordinary devotion that develops between silent morose John Hillard full of war's futility and his as yet unscathed trench mate David. A deeply moving and beautifully written story set during World War 1

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Barton The lyrical beauty of Hill's narrative draws the reader in and doesn't let go This little novel is a gem compelling and moving a treat for all readers of fiction. This sad and haunting tale of the deep friendship which evolves between two officers serving in the trenches during WW1 is so well written and has such sensitivity that it couldn t fail to be movingOf the two men one is already emotionally scarred by his experiences but the other is as yet untouched by this dreadful war and has yet to discover what it meant to serve on the front lineI ve read many books about this conflict but I felt this was a personal look at how men tried to deal with the unspeakable horrors they had to confront and yet stay sane

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A heart rending tale of friendship in wartime that deserves a place on the shelf beside the great books of wartime literature The trenches of the Western Front are the. Strange Meeting Afterword


About the Author: Susan Hill

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough North Yorkshire in Her hometown was later referred to in her novel A Change for the Better and some short stories especially Cockles and MusselsShe attended Scarborough Convent School where she became interested in theatre and literature Her family left Scarborough in and moved to Coventry where her father worked in car and aircraft factor.



10 thoughts on “Strange Meeting

  1. says:

    I don't think this is a very well known or celebrated book but with the exception of Barker's Regeneration Trilogy I can't think of another World War I story that has moved me as deeply While in many ways a subtle novel missing a lot of the o

  2. says:

    Strange Meeting Afterword

  3. says:

    I had not read Susan Hill before but when I've seen her titles I thought she veered toward ghost stories As I chose to read this becau

  4. says:

    A deeply moving and beautifully written story set during World War 1

  5. says:

    Set in the First World War Beautifully written it almost reads like a poem if not exactly Wilfred Owen's poem of the same title Trench horror contrasts with the unreality of life in Blighty experienced by one of the characters in the novel home on leave; so unreal he can't wait to get back to FranceThe' strange meeting' is that b

  6. says:

    Despite the inevitability of their being sad and depressing I will persist in reading novels about the First World War Maybe I’d stop if there wasn’t so much well written fiction about the war and indeed wars in general

  7. says:

    This sad and haunting tale of the deep friendship which evolves between two officers serving in the trenches during WW1 is so well written and h

  8. says:

    Once I knew I was going to write Strange Meeting it actually fell into place remarkably easily I suppose there are two ways a writer can tackle such a subject One way is to write a very long panoramic historical novel attempting to capture the whole sweep of the war But there was no way I could have done that or

  9. says:

    WWI officer John Hilliard returns to France after spending several months in England recovering from a serious wound He is shocked to find that of the officers he had previously served with most are dead or disabled and those few who are not suffer from severe mental and emotional wounds rage bitterness despair

  10. says:

    A short but beautiful book It doesn't have the scope of All uiet on the Western Front or other war related books like For Whom the Bell Tolls It's very focused on a short space of time and only two real locations The first is England the home of a recuperating John Hilliard recently invalided out of the Trenches and on leave to recover The s

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