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by Susan Hill
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English as a Second Language
  • Author:
    Susan Hill
  • ISBN:
    0670390704
  • ISBN13:
    978-0670390700
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Viking; First Edition edition (September 4, 1970)
  • Pages:
    252 pages
  • Subcategory:
    English as a Second Language
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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    988
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I’m the King of the Castle is a novel written by Susan Hill, originally published in 1970. The French film Je suis le seigneur du château of 1989 and directed by Régis Wargnier is loosely based on the novel.

I’m the King of the Castle is a novel written by Susan Hill, originally published in 1970. The book is set in a large house called Warings near the village of Derne. It was once a grand countryside mansion, but has since fallen into despair and decay. Joseph Hooper has inherited the house, and lives with his 10-year-old son Edmund Hooper.

Susan Hill was able to show us the gradual mental breakdown of Kingshaw till it reached a point where life became unbearable. Mental bullying and the pressure it adds on a child. Kingshaw is the characters who get bullied

A concise biography of Susan Hill plus historical and literary context for I’m the King of the Castle. Several of Hill’s books have been adapted for the screen

A concise biography of Susan Hill plus historical and literary context for I’m the King of the Castle. I’m the King of the Castle: Plot Summary. A quick-reference summary: I’m the King of the Castle on a single page. Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, a town that serves as the setting for several of her novels. She studied at the local Catholic girl’s school, and at the age of sixteen, she and her family moved to Coventry, a much larger city. Several of Hill’s books have been adapted for the screen. One of the most successful of these was the French film Je suis le seigneur du château, a loose adaptation of I’m the King of the Castle.

Susan Hill's I'm King of the Castle was first published in 1970. Susan Hill (born February 5, 1942) is a British author of fiction and non-fiction works. Telling the story of two boys forced to live together by their widowed parents, it is a chilling portrayal of childhood cruelty and persecution, of parental blindness and of our own ambivalence to what are supposed to be the happiest days of our lives. Her novels include the "The Woman in Black", "The Mist in the Mirror" and "I'm the King of the Castle" for which she received the Somerset Maugham Award in 1971. Hill was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1942.

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough in 1942, and educated at grammar schools there and in Coventry. She read English at King’s College, London, of which she is now a Fellow. She was awarded a CBE in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include I’m the King of the Castle (Somerset Maugham Award), The Albatross (John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Strange Meeting, The Bird of The Night (Whitbread Award), In the Springtime of the Year, and ghost stories including The. Woman in Black and The Small Hand. Susan Hill lives in Gloucestershire.

Susan Hill CBE (born 5 February 1942) is an English author of fiction and non-fiction works. Her novels include The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror and I'm the King of the Castle for which she received the Somerset Maugham Award in 1971. Susan Hill CBE (born 5 February 1942) is an English author of fiction and non-fiction works.

I'm the King of the Castle by Susan Hill is a chilling novel that explores the extremes of childhood cruelty, now published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Some people are coming here today, now you will have a companion.


black coffe
The cover of the book is different and it is not the same version as the one listed.
Daigami
Whilst I enjoyed the story very much, I found myself appalled at the ineptitude of the publisher. From repeated typos to run-on sentences to entire paragraphs being printed several times, it was an embarrassing mess.
Buge
Again Susan Hill has touched on a subject so truthfully and with such understanding. I was hoping things might work out between the two boys. The spelling and editing of this snook was not good however. Not sure why there are so many typos!
Gom
Susan Hill is a great writer and this is one of her most riveting books. The situation of the young boy towards the end has you reading almost desperately along with him. One comment on her afterword to the story. She describes the antagonist child as evil. Unfortunately, I don't see him as so unusual. He just happened to have the instinct and a susceptible victim to do what he did. Which of course makes it no less disturbing.
Norman Lang
VizoRRR
This is a very well written, well plotted book. She is a fine writer and I enjoyed this thoroughly. If you like crime fiction this woman with the serallier series is the best since the early patricia cornwall novels. She is as good as PD James.
*Nameless*
One child bullies another and the parents do absolutely nothing believing that one of them is lying... the end is so sad...

Beautifully writen from start to finish....
Yellow Judge
Perfect, thanks for a smooth transaction!
Great read! Old fashioned story of growing up which would horrify the modern, overprotective parent.