A Change for the Better by Susan Hill.

A Change for the Better

A Change for the Better by Susan Hill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


‘In the Prince of Wales Hotel and the terraces and tearooms of Westbourne, retired lives run their course…’
Bygone Englishness personified and brilliantly portrayed in the shabby seaside town. The characters were insufferable- there wasn’t one likeable person, apart, maybe, from Mrs Carpenter, but you still wanted to shake her for putting up with her thoroughly objectionable husband. Deidre Fount seems to invoke sympathy, until you realise she is developing into her thoroughly entitled and possessive mother as the narrative progresses. The plot slowly, but surely unfolds to both a satisfactory, but unsatisfactory, conclusion – Susan Hill is an with absolute master of her craft.



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