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.

View all my reviews

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s