On The Black Hill

On the Black Hill (1982) is an elegantly written tale of identical twin brothers who grow up on a farm in rural Wales and never leave home. They till the rough soil and sleep in the same bed, touched only occasionally by the advances of the 20th century. In depicting the lives of Benjamin and Lewis and their interactions with their small local community Chatwin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Chatwin and http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=837 ) comments movingly on the larger questions of human experience.

This novel was the winner of The James Tait Memorial Prize for fiction in 1982.

Made into a film in 1988 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093674/) by Andrew Grieve. Available on DVD at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Hill-DVD-Nicola-Beddoe/dp/B00115QGRE/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1386715848&sr=1-1&keywords=on+the+black+hill

262 pages in Vintage Classics paperback edition

ISBN 978-0099769712

Bruce Chatwin

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