A LETTER FROM
A Letter from Marigold, like his previous book, is a wide-ranging collection of tales in which the author’s faultless prose and deep understanding of human nature are enhanced by a sense of humour. As before, many of the stories are familiar in form and content whilst others comprise what Hill refers to as ‘indeterminate literary entities’. These probe beneath the surface of ordinary events and highlight those aspects of reality where simple explanations are elusive.... All of which makes Hill's second collection of stories just as riveting as his first.
THE FIRST HINTS OF PURPLE
A refreshingly original book, The First Hints of Purple is a sometimes bewildering, often enthralling and always surprising collection of short stories. They are supported by a number of much more condensed literary pieces that probe the mysterious underside of daily experience without any strict recourse to plots and personalities. Taken together, these two elements make an absorbing read that stands apart from mainstream cultural trends.
NO TRACE OF BIRDSONG
Whilst preserving his characteristic humour, style and grasp of human nature, brand new departures in Hill's forthcoming collection strongly reaffirm his originality. Russia after the Coup describes a tourist's excitement on arriving in Leningrad moments after the city's former name of St Petersburg is reinstated. Based on eyewitness accounts, No Trace of Birdsong is a ghost story that sheds unexpected light on circumstances seldom subject to scrutiny. And in An Error of Judgement, a particularly divisive issue is left open intentionally, thus enabling readers to consider where they stand... and decide for themselves.