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The Hill Station

J.G. Farrell

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning author

'One of the most outstanding novelists of his generation' SPECTATOR

'From the wide veranda you stepped out on to an acre of lawn, as smooth as glass; from the lawn you stepped on to nothing but fresh air.'

A summer of the 1870s, the Himalayan resort of Simla, in colonial India. To the cool of the hills comes a reluctant Dr McNab, with his wife and young niece. For Emily, romance is in the air. For the mysterious Mrs Forester, there is scandal brewing. And for the Bishop of Simla, rain clouds are not the only storms on the horizon.

The Hill Station is the novel on which J. G. Farrell was working at the time of his tragically early death. It demonstrates powerfully what a great loss to literature this was.

'Remarkable, captivating from page one' Evening Standard

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Praise for The Hill Station

  • One of the most outstanding novelists of his generation - SPECTATOR

  • Remarkable, captivating from page one - EVENING STANDARD

  • Completely fresh, fully imagined, truthful in spirit - SUNDAY TIMES

  • Mr Farrell is an eccentric and highly gifted writer - THE TIMES

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J.G. Farrell

J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool in 1935 and spent a good deal of his life abroad, including periods in France and North America, and then settled in London where he wrote most of his novels.

Among his novels, TROUBLES won the Faber Memorial Prize in 1970 and the Lost Man Booker prize in 2010 and THE SIEGE OF KRISHNAPUR won the Booker Prize in 1973.

In April 1979 he went to live in County Cork where only four months later he was drowned in a fishing accident.

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