On the Black Hill

On the Black Hill - Penguin Ink

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Synopsis

The "spellbinding" (Los Angeles Times) second novel by the acclaimed author of The Songlines and In Patagonia

Lewis and Benjamin Jones, identical twins, were born with the century on a farm on the English-Welsh border. For eighty years they live on the farm--sharing the same clothes, tilling the same soil, sleeping in the same bed. Their lives and the lives of their neighbors--farmers, drovers, clergymen, traders, coffin-makers--are only obliquely touched by the chaos of twentieth-century progress. Nevertheless, the twins' world--a few square miles of countryside--is rich in the oddities, the wonders, and the tragedies of the human experience. In this extraordinary novel, Bruce Chatwin has captured every nuance of the Welsh landscape and of the lives and souls of the people who live there.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143119067
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 257
Weight: 249g
Height: 196mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 18mm