Strange Meeting (Hardback)

Susan Hill

A story of love and loss in wartime from master storyteller Susan Hill

A story of love and loss in wartime from master storyteller Susan Hill.

Returning to his World War One battalion in France after a period of medical leave in England, John Hilliard, a young officer, finds his division almost unrecognisable. His commanding officer is an alcoholic, there is a new adjutant and several of his close friends have been killed.

But there is David Barton. As yet untouched and unsullied by war, fresh-faced and radiating charm. As the pair approach the front line, bloodied by the deaths of their fellow soldiers, their friendship deepens. But as the reality of the violence sets in, the men know that they will soon be separated...

A poignant novel on human love as war and the pity of war.

Publication date: 03/05/2018


ISBN: 9781788160681

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Fiction

Reviews for Strange Meeting

'Truly astonishing'

 Daily Telegraph

'A remarkable feat of imaginative and descriptive writing'

 The Times

'The feeling of men under appalling stress at a particular moment in history is communicated with almost uncanny power'

 Sunday Times

Susan Hill

Susan Hill

Susan Hill is the winner of numerous literary prizes including the Somerset Maugham award. She was awarded CBE for her services to literature earlier this year. Author of the Simon Serrailler crime series and numerous other novels, her literary memoir, Howards End Is On The Landing and the ghost stories The Man In The Picture, The Small Hand, Dolly and Printers Devil Court are all published by Profile. The Woman in Black, which was has been running in the West End for over twenty years, and was a huge film in 2012 is published by Profile in hardback.

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