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My first Susan Hill read which I enjoyed very much A beautifully written story which was very moving and sensitive and conveyed the feelings of desolation so poignantly. I picked Susan Hill s From the Heart up just before bedtime, as I didn t relish the idea of keeping my current read, an enormous Virginia Woolf biography, from doing me some kind of grievous injury as I read in bed 77% of the book later, and I was finally too tired to read any longer Evidently, the whole kept me gripped throughout it was incredibly engrossing, and far engaging than a lot of Hill s work which I have read to date The writing feels mature than in a lot of her ghost stories, and I cannot help but think that realist fiction is something which she should turn her hand to often in future. [Free Pdf] ⚓ From the Heart ♔ You Re A Young Woman You Can Choose Which Career To Pursue Who To Have Sex With Who To Marry And Have Children Or Not With This Is NowStep Into The Shoes Of Olive You Re A Happy, Open Hearted Girl Your Tricky Mother Is Dead And You Live With Your Father In A Solid, Edwardian House With Apple Trees In The Garden He S A Kind Man Who Does His Fair Share Around The House Your Passion For Books Gets You Easily Into University, Where The World Is Surely Waiting For YouThere, You Take Part In A Play, And Are Noticed By The Leading Man Even Though He S Not As Glamorous Off Stage, He Becomes Your Boyfriend But Then You Make A Mistake The Kind Any One Of Us Could Make And Face An Impossible Choice You Are Young, Still, And Full Of Hope You Can T Possibly Know How That Mistake Will Sit In Your Heart Or That When You Get A Job At A Wonderful School You Will Meet An Older Colleague And Fall In Love But The Affair Must Stay Secret The World Won T Have It Any Other WayAll You Have Ever Wanted Is For Your Heart To Be Free But You Are Living In A Time And Place Where Freedoms We Now Take For Granted Had The Power To Destroy A gem of a book Not a spare word, every sentence draws the story along A thoroughly good read. ReviewI am giving this slim novella by Susan Hill four stars because the detached style of the writing is entirely in keeping with the removed state of victims of trauma and Olive the protagonist is a victim of serial trauma.She is also a survivor Hill as always is thifty with her words and the story moves swiftly with truncated chapters through the early formative years of her womanhood The tale resonates with loss and a quiet stoicism Even when at their most depleted human beings have the capacity for giving of themselves A tale of transformative trauma simply told. Another reviewer called this book slight and inconsequential and I couldn t agree I read it some weeks ago and when it came to writing my own review realised I could remember very little of it A quick skim through brought the details back but I m pretty sure it s going to fade again It s the story of a young intelligent woman s journey through life in the years after WWII where many restrictions still pertain but freedom of a kind is within reach This is well trodden ground and Hill brings nothing new to the table Olive herself isn t a particularly memorable character and her problems and dilemmas nothing unusual A perfectly pleasant read, but instantly forgettable. Just the most perfect one sitting story of desire, self discovery, frustration and subtle betrayal Masterful. This slight novel may be quiet and melancholic in tone, but it has a surprisingly large amount to say, and it hit me harder than I thought it would The book, despite exploring two big social issues, avoids sensationalism or scandal in favour of something decidedly subtler being in many ways about what is left unsaid At its heart, however, it s about a life lived under a cloud of oppression Olive feels like an everywoman of the 50s eager to remain unremarkable Though she has great potential, she becomes a passenger in her own life because of the pressure that society places on her to conform to certain standards The book itself is written largely using short, punchy sentences, and moves at a swift pace not in an action packed sense, but in a way that for me reflected the idea of Olive s life moving too fast, beyond her own control.I won t say much about the plot I think it s best to let it unfold in its own way There is, however, a thread about the power of literature to provide escape, which as a bookworm, I very much enjoyed.It explores love, betrayals both big and small, and the insular pain of not being true to yourself all in an intelligent and understated manner In the hands of another writer, both the subject matter and emotion of the narrative could have seen this novel spun into a needlessly dense, melodramatic tome Whilst some may feel it s too glacial and doesn t dive deep enough, to me this brevity is to its merit, perfectly capturing a sense of supressed emotion, lost potential and quiet reflection on what could have been. A gently written, yet extremely intense story about a young girl who finds herself pregnant and unmarried in the 1960s, as well as developing some difficult feelings for someone at work that shocks the community Susan Hill has such a great way of writing that I sped through this book in 2 sittings and it took some time to get the plot out of my mind. I love Susan Hill s writing but this book feels very slight and inconsequential I think I can see what Hill is trying to do, but that kind of exposure of a stilted, repressed world where women s sexuality is foreshortened and circumscribed has been done before and better McEwan, Drabble come to mind Olive is a hard character to spend so much time with we re told that she feels joy, passion, love desire, but she s so grey and says so little that it s hard to believe I especially found it difficult to see this mousy woman blossoming in the classroom and turning into a passionately inspirational teacher So a book which I really wanted to love, but which only seems to operate on an intellectual level rather than an emotional one.Thanks to the publisher for an ARC via NetGalley