• Hill can evoke a setting, convey the essence of a situation and let one see into the inmost hearts of her character in a paragraph or even a single sentence

    Francis King, Spectator
  • Hill's sentences speak eloquently...the pleasure to be had from [these] stories lies in their carefulness: memories are exactly sustained, small gifts are valued, little words are listened to

  • Hill's stories evoke place, situation and complex emotions with enviable economy... Masterly

    Daily Mail
  • Simple and mesmeric prose

  • These very strange, beautiful tales demonstrate a relentless capacity to surprise... The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read introduces many individual people who will continue to stare back at the reader long after the book is closed

    Times Literary Supplement

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