Hungry Hill (novel)

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Hungry Hill
First US edition
Author Daphne du Maurier
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Gollancz (UK)
Doubleday (US)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
OCLC 8830337

Hungry Hill is a novel by prolific British author Daphne du Maurier, published in 1943. There have been 33 editions of the book printed.[1]

This family saga is based on the Irish ancestors of Daphne du Maurier’s friend Christopher Puxley. The story spans the century from 1820 to 1920 following five generations of a family of Anglo-Irish landowners, the Brodricks, who live in a castle called Clonmere in the South of Ireland. It is divided into five sub-books and an epilogue. Each part covers the life of the main character of five generations. The family resemble the local Puxley family who owned the mines in Allihies.

The title refers to Hungry Hill which is the highest peak in the Caha Mountains in County Cork.

The story was made in to a film in 1947 directed by Brian Desmond Hurst[2]

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  1. ^ OCLC 8830337. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  2. ^ Hungry Hill (1947) at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-04-10.

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