Susan Hill

Cheltenham Festival 2017: Susan Hill’s betting tips

13 March 2017 10:07

For 23 years I lived in the North Cotswolds, heart of National Hunt racing country, where March comes round with…

Why I’ve cancelled my signing at an anti-Trump bookshop

26 February 2017 10:00

To my mind, a bookshop is like a library — the only difference is that you buy the books, you…

My sadness at the friends I’ve lost over Brexit

12 February 2017 11:00

Brexit has been as bad as any surge in washing away hitherto strong foundations. I am talking about friendships. I…

Does Donald Trump read?

11 February 2017 11:00

When President Obama left office, he confided that he had got through the eight years of stress by reading. He…

Spectator books of the year: Susan Hill on David Walliams

16 November 2014 12:41

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West by Matthew Dennison (Collins, £25). Brave man to take on the biography of Vita, and…

Essential viewing

2 March 2009 11:09

They don`t make them like this any more – they make them differently. Whatever, the 1982 BBC television version of…

A story the press should not encourage

15 February 2009 18:26

When I saw bewildered little Alfie Patten holding his baby I wanted to weep. Though, the 15 –going on- 35…

Praying for patients

11 February 2009 18:39

I once wrote in the Spectator about my near-death from a wasp sting. What I didn’t mention was that as…