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On The Black Hill

On The Black Hill

Author(s): Bruce Chatwin

Location(s): Wales

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th Century

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On the Black Hill 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 comments movingly on the larger questions of human experience. (19980720)

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These rich and hugely vivid descriptions give the reader an insight into the minutiae of daily existence, and as a consequence we come to know twin brothers Lewis and Ben Jones as they grow...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021