Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

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At times it feels that she tries to cover too much ground, but the novel is rich with detail, made vivid by meticulous research. The result leaves you hoping that this late conversion to fiction will prove only the beginning.
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Lucy Hughes-Hallett is an award-winning cultural historian and critic. She is the author of Heroes: A History of Hero Worship and Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams, and Distortions. She has written on books, theater, and television for most of the leading British newspapers. For five years she was the television critic for the Evening Standard and has long been a regular contributor to The Sunday Times (London) Books Section. She has judged a number of literary prizes, and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in London.




Author Residence: London
 
Published January 9, 2018 by Harper. 448 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Oct 17 2017

The novel is a pleasure to read for the loveliness of its language. It’s also a timely meditation on walls, on what they keep in and what they keep out.

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Star Tribune

Above average
Reviewed by Nancy Pate on Jan 19 2018

An award-winning biographer, Hughes-Hallett layers multiple stories, research, themes and characters. She is obviously enamored of her subject, Wychwood and its people, walls and all.

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Reviewed by Christobel Kent on Jun 03 2017

Peculiar Ground may be big but it is also marvellously subtle: like its images, its preoccupations – with class, and loyalty, and morality, and long marriage and the nature of love...

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Reviewed by Stephanie Merritt on May 28 2017

At times it feels that she tries to cover too much ground, but the novel is rich with detail, made vivid by meticulous research. The result leaves you hoping that this late conversion to fiction will prove only the beginning.

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