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The Bird of Night

(1972)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Whitbread Prize Best Novel
Francis Croft, the greatest poet of his age, was mad. His world was a nightmare of internal furies and haunting poetic vision. Harvey Lawson watched and protected him until his final suicide. From his solitary old age Harvey writes this brief account of their 20 years together and then burns all the papers to shut out an inquisitive world. The tautness and control that characterize Susan Hill's work are abundantly evident in The Bird of Night as she magnificently handles the heights and depths, the splendours and miseries of madness and friendship.

    

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Used availability for Susan Hill's The Bird of Night

Hardback Editions

March 1995 : UK Hardback

Title: The Bird of Night (ISIS Large Print)
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-85695-368-8 / 978-1-85695-368-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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December 1980 : UK Hardback

Title: The Bird of Night
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-241-10409-2 / 978-0-241-10409-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bird of Night
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-8415-0223-4 / 978-0-8415-0223-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saturday Review Press
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September 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bird of Night
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-241-02258-4 / 978-0-241-02258-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

January 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bird of Night
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-14-004072-2 / 978-0-14-004072-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bird of Night
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bird of Night
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bird of Night
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 1994 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Bird of Night: Unabridged
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-85496-942-0 / 978-1-85496-942-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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