I'm the king of the castle

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H. Hamilton, 1984 - Fiction - 251 pages
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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

A psychological masterpiece illuminating the often terrifying dynamics of the minds of children in a way that I think Lord of the Flies is meant to. But I couldn't read past the first few pages of ... Read full review

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User Review  - stevierbrown - LibraryThing

What a really beautifully written book. But oh, how bleak and depressing and unfortunately, how shocking and true. Although a young adult book, and indeed a book that really should be read by every ... Read full review


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Author Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, United Kingdom on February 5, 1942. She graduated from King's College in London in 1963 and became a full-time writer. She worked as a freelance journalist between 1963 and 1968 and has been a monthly columnist for the Daily Telegraph since 1977. She founded her own publishing company, Long Barn Books, in 1996 and publishes a literary magazine called Books and Company. She has written works of fiction and non-fiction as well as children's books. She also edits short story compilations. She won numerous awards including a Somerset Maugham Award for I'm the King of the Castle; the Whitbread Novel Award for The Bird of Night; the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Albatross, and the Smarties Prize for Can It Be True? She currently lives in Cotswolds with her husband.

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