Bruce Chatwin was a talented writer of travel books, but he also wrote three novels. In spite of its having won the Whitbread First Novel Award in1982, On The Black Hill was the middle one of the three. It also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
It is this week's 'Book At Bedtime' on Radio4, and I caught the first episode last night. I read On The Black Hill many years ago, before I started to keep a record of my reading, but it is one of those books that makes an impression (even if memory fails concerning the details).
I will certainly try to catch the rest of the readings on Book At Bedtime in order to jog that failing memory
(Should fit well into my current reading scheme - Jude The Obscure for the last few weeks, and Ethan Frome for the coming week!)