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Ring the Hill
Ring the Hill | Tom Cox
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A hill is not a mountain. You climb it for you, then you put it quietly inside you, in a cupboard marked Quite A Lot Of Hills where it makes its infinitesimal mark on who you are. Ring the Hill is a book written around, and about, hills: it includes a northern hill, a hill that never ends and the smallest hill in England. Each chapter takes a type of hill whether its a knoll, cap, cliff, tor or even a mere bump as a starting point for one of Toms characteristically unpredictable and wide-ranging explorations. Toms lyrical, candid prose roams from an intimate relationship with a particular cove on the south coast, to meditations on his great-grandmother and a lesson on what goes into the mapping of hills themselves. Because a good walk in the hills is never just about the hills: you never know where it might lead.
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RachelO
Ring the Hill | Tom Cox
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#TIL #TodayILearned that I really need to explore Somerset. It‘s the next county along, and tends to be somewhere you need to get through to reach the rest of the country, not helped by the relatively rubbish public transport in these parts. But Tom‘s selling it - I love ‘cargo pants towns‘ like Shepton Mallet! It also has a haunted prison and lots of 👻.

#nfnov

Pic by wurzeller: https://bit.ly/2PC6Z3z

rsteve388 4 pts! Awesome. 3w
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RachelO
Ring the Hill | Tom Cox
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Forgot this beauty, potentially for #nfnov - found it in the library this morning-it‘s brand shiny new and v pretty!

Libby1 Gorgeous! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm I like the cover! 👍 4w
Magslhalliday I‘ve been following Tom on twitter for a while and can‘t wait to get this one. 4w
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RachelO @Magslhalliday If Tom and his cats are on Twitter, all‘s right with the world - was v surprised to see this on the shelf with no reservations! I was going to ask - are you going to any of the ExeLitFest things? I‘ve just booked for a couple of talks on the Saturday. 4w
Magslhalliday @RachelO I was booked for all the Sherlockian stuff on the Friday but it‘s been cancelled. Saturday crime panel looks great but I‘ve family commitments. ;( 4w
RachelO @Magslhalliday Next time! 4w
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