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Have made of relationships that have flourished and those that have failed She makes me uestion If I Could Have Done I could have one indeed could o better There is a lot of wisdom in her writing Don t expect conventional endings happy ever afters you won t get them You will get an interesting and thought provoking read My favorite uote from this book get them You will get an interesting and thought provoking read My favorite uote from this book had been all to her They saved her Thank you to Random House UK Vintage Publishing Chatto and Windus for providing a igital copy of From the Heart by Susan Hill for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own A gem of a book Not a spare word every sentence After the Rubicon draws the story along A thoroughly good read Another reviewer called this book slight and inconseuential and I couldn t agree I read it some weeks ago and when it came to writing my own review realised I could remember very little of it A uick skim through brought theetails back but I m pretty sure it s going to fade again It s the story of a young intelligent woman s journey through life in the years after WWII where many restrictions still pertain but freedom of a kind is within reach This is well trodden ground and Hill brings nothing new to the table Olive herself isn t a particularly memorable character and her problems and A Prescription for Murder dilemmas nothing unusual A perfectly pleasant read but instantly forgettable I pounced on this in the library this morning and have just read it in one sitting and really enjoyed it It took me back toiscovering Susan Hill s books for the first time in the early 1970s and being greatly moved by them especially In the Springtime of the Year I encountered her in the lighting epartment of our local epartment store one the Springtime of the Year I encountered her in the lighting Accounting for Taste department of our localepartment store one and so much wanted to tell her how I admired her work but was completely tongue tied The sense of time and place is beautifully conveyed and Olive s sense of not fitting and her affection for her father struck me as very convincing as is her naivety about relationships The writing is spare and the pain Olive suffers is mostly implicit a refreshing change from much of the wordy solipsism of the characters in much recent fiction I ve read The only real flaw I can find is the ending which seems a little too contrived almost as if the author wanted the reader to finish on an upbeat note rather than follow probable but less cheerful Anarchist Modernism developments in Olive s life But it will make a good ending to the film that someone will nooubt want to mak. Ssibly know how that mistake will sit in your heart Or that when you get a job at a wonderful school you will meet an older colleague and fall in love But the affair must stay secret; the world won’t have it any other wayAll you have ever wanted is for your heart to be free But you are living in a time and place where freedoms we now take for granted had the power to estroy.

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From the HeartI love Susan Hill s writing but this book feels very slight and inconseuential I think I can see what Hill is trying to o but that kind of exposure of a stilted REPRESSED WORLD WHERE WOMEN S SEXUALITY world where women s sexuality foreshortened and circumscribed has been one before and better McEwan Drabble come to mind Olive is a hard character to spend so much time with we re told that she feels joy passion love The History of Cartography, Volume 3 desire but she s so grey and says so little that it s hard to believe I especially found itifficult to see this mousy woman blossoming in th This slight novel may be uiet and melancholic in tone but it has a surprisingly large amount to say and it hit me harder than I thought it would and it hit me harder than I thought it would book His Virgin Secretary despite exploring two big social issues avoids sensationalism or scandal in favour of somethingecidedly subtler being in many ways about what is left unsaid At its heart however it s about a life lived under a cloud of oppression Olive feels like an everywoman of the 50s eager to remain unremarkable Though she has great potential she becomes a passenger in her o My first Susan Hill read which I enjoyed very much A beautifully written story which was very moving and sensitive and conveyed the feelings of esolation so poignantly A gently
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yet extremely intense about a young girl who finds herself pregnant and unmarried in the 1960s as well as eveloping some Both Hands Tied difficult feelings for someone at work that shocks the community Susan Hill has such a great way of writing that I sped through this book in 2 sittings and it took some time to get the plot out of my mind I picked Susan Hill s From the Heart up just before bedtime as Iidn t relish the idea of keeping my current read an enormous Virginia Woolf biography from Bread of Dreams doing me some kind of grievous injury as I read in bed 77% of the book later and I was finally too tired to read any longer Evidently the whole kept me gripped throughout it was incredibly engrossing and far engaging than a lot of Hill s work which I have read toate The writing feels mature than in a lot of her ghost stories and I cannot help but think that realist fiction is something which she should turn her hand to often in future ReviewI am giving this slim novella by Susan Hill four stars because the Beth Sholom Synagogue detached style of the writing is entirely in keeping with the removed state of victims of trauma and Olive the protagonist is a victim of serial traumaShe is also a survivor Hill as always. You’re a young woman You can choose Which career to pursue Who to have sex with Who to marry and have children or not with This is nowStep into the shoes of Olive You’re a happy open hearted girl Your tricky mother isead and you live with your father in a solid Edwardian house with apple trees in the garden He’s a kind man who Calvinists Incorporated does his fair share around the house Your. Is thifty with her words and the story moves swiftly with truncated chapters through the early formative years of her womanhood The tale resonates with loss and a uiet stoicism Even when at their mostepleted human beings have the capacity for giving of themselves A tale of transformative trauma simply told EXCERPT it occurred to her THAT SHE HAD A CHOICE NOW HERE SHE COULD she had a choice now here She could about whether her father had Building Ideas done the right thing marrying again coming to this town confining his life to a small space and whether he would be able to grow old here in some sort of contentment and she was right he was not old yet only in his early sixties Or she could simply leave him them to it let them carry on with their life as they would haveone IF SHE HAD NOT EXISTED TRYING TO DISCOVER HOW she had not existed Trying to Betting on Ideas discover how he really was if he had regrets was pointless because his life was not hers THE BLURB You re a young woman You can choose Which career to pursue Who to have sex with Who to marry and have children or not with This is nowStep into the shoes of Olive You re a happy open hearted girl Your tricky mother isead and you live with your father in a solid Edwardian house with apple trees in the garden He s a kind man who Cahokia does his fair share around the house Your passion for books gets you easily into university where the world is surely waiting for youThere you take part in a play and are noticed by the leading man Even though he s not as glamorous off stage he becomes your boyfriend But then you make a mistake the kind any one of us could make and face an impossible choice You are young still and full of hope You can t possibly know how that mistake will sit in your heart Or that when you get a job at a wonderful school you will meet an older colleague and fall in love But the affair must stay secret the world won t have it any other wayAll you have ever wanted is for your heart to be free But you are living in a time and place where freedoms we now take for granted had the power toestroy MY THOUGHTS Susan Hill no matter in what genre she is writing and she is a very versatile author never fails to inspire me to want to write She writes "from the heart so this book is aptly titled She takes perfectly ordinary situations friendship love birth "the heart so this book is aptly titled She takes perfectly ordinary situations friendship love birth marriage second marriages and explores the emotions of them and the impact on the lives of the characters the choices they make Hill s writing makes me think of friends of choices Passion for books gets you easily into university where the world is surely waiting for youThere you take part in a play and are noticed by the leading man Even though he’s not as glamorous off stage he becomes your boyfriend But then you make a mistake – the kind any one of us could make – and face an impossible choice You are young still and full of hope You can’t po.