The Greenhouse (novel)

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The Greenhouse
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First edition
Author Susan Hillmore
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Collins Harvill
Publication date
1988
Media type Print
Pages 125
ISBN 0-00-271267-9

The Greenhouse is British author Susan Hillmore's first novel. It was first published in 1988 by Collins Harvill[1] and was shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year.[2] It was republished by Vintage Books in 2000 when it was praised as being one of the 'best books of 2000' according to critics at The Independent.[3] and recommended as Summer reading the following year in The Guardian[4]

Plot introduction[edit]

The story is told from the point of view of a greenhouse which tells of the family living in the house to which it belongs; most notably Vanessa a girl who grows up alone in the house and garden and is who spent much of her time in the greenhouse until their peace was shattered by a stranger who rapes her. Things can never be the same again for Vanessa as her son is born and inherits his character from his father.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frontispiece of The Greenhouse Fontana paperback edition 1989
  2. ^ http://www.rbooks.co.uk/author.aspx?id=12621
  3. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20001125/ai_n14354747
  4. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2001/jun/22/summerreading2001.summerreading1