I'm the King of the Castle (Paperback)
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I'm the King of the Castle (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 26/10/1973
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Discover a chilling twentieth century classic, delving into the dark and complex heart of childhood

'Some people are coming here today, now you will have a companion.'

But young Edmund Hooper doesn't want anyone else in Warings, the rambling Victorian house he shares with his widowed father. Nevertheless Charles Kingshaw and his mother are soon installed and Edmund sets about persecuting his fearful new playmate.

From the dusty back rooms of Warings through the gloomy labyrinth of Hang Wood to the very top of Leydell Castle, Edmund pursues Charles, the balance of power slipping back and forth between bully and victim. With their parents oblivious, the situation speeds towards a crisis...

Darkly claustrophobic and morally ambiguous, Susan Hill weaves a classic tale of cruelty, power, and the dangerous games we play as children.

'A brilliant tour de force' Guardian

'Equalled for poignancy and horror only in Lord of the Flies' Sunday Telegraph

'Delves beneath the surface of complex young minds, exposing not only their vulnerabilty and tenderness, their cruelty and malevolence, but also how parents end up turning a blind eye to their pain' Anita Sethi

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140034912
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 163 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Hill's exploration of a juvenile ghoul and his natural prey is a brilliant tour de force * Guardian *
Equalled for poignancy and horror only in Lord of the Flies * Sunday Telegraph *
Delves beneath the surface of complex young minds, exposing not only their vulnerability and tenderness, their cruelty and malevolence, but also how parents end up turning a blind eye to their pain -- Anita Sethi, 'Guardian'

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“I'm the King of the Castle”

This was one of the first adult books I read and it has stayed with me ever since. Hooper subjects Kingshaw to a terrible series of ordeals which theaten him both physically and psychologically, children can be so... More

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“I'm the King of the Castle”

I think that Susan Hill is an excellent writer and deserves much more recognition for her work, unfortunately this book just didnt float my boat. The premise for this story is excellent, however, I felt that it... More

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