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 224 Pages / Published: 26/10/1973
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`I didn't want you to come here.' So says the note that the boy Edmund Hooper passes to Charles Kingshaw upon his arrival at Warings. But young Kingshaw and his mother have come to live with Hooper and his father in the ugly, isolated Victorian house for good. To Hooper, Kingshaw is an intruder, a boy to be subtly persecuted, and Kingshaw finds that even the most ordinary object can be turned by Hooper into a source of terror. In Hang Wood their roles are briefly reversed, but Kingshaw knows Hooper will never let him be. Kingshaw cannot win, not in the last resort. He knows it, and so does Hooper. And the worst is still to come... This extraordinary, evocative novel boils over with the terrors of childhood and won the Somerset Maugham Award. `Hill's exploration of a juvenile ghoul and his natural prey is a brilliant tour de force' Guardian

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140034912
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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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

Paperback edition
28th August 2006
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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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17th August 2009
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