I have not been around much during the past week, so I’ve certainly not had much opportunity to let you know about the wonderful posts we’ve had on the Celebrating Reginald Hill site. Do go take a look! Here’s a summary for the week and once you’ve read the posts, you might like to enter this week’s competition…
Janet Rudolph took a look back at an interview she did with Reg Hill in 2009.
Good friend of Reg, Jane Holmes gave us an insight into the walking man, the man in the kitchen, the photoshopping artist in Reg. And more! Do read this wonderful personal tribute.
Natasha (N J) Cooper took a trip down memory lane, as did the Daily Telegraph’s Jake Kerridge who acknowledged the author’s impact on his formative years of crime reading.
Nick Hay produced a quite remarkable essay on Hill’s A Cure for All Diseases and the influence of Jane Austen’s unfinished Sanditon, as well as Austen herself.
New Zealand author Vanda Symon – so familiar with Dalziel and Pascoe on screen – tried out her first standalone Hill novel with The Woodcutter and got the bug…
So if you fancy a little online reading this Friday, do check out these posts and dig a little deeper into the earlier posts too. And don’t forget to enter this week’s competition, especially if you are new to Reginald Hill’s novels, as this week’s prizes offer an excellent starting point!