The Hill Bachelors

Author(s): William Trevor

Literary Fiction

William Trevor's new collection of stories is his first since the highly acclaimed After Rain. It contains a dozen new stories, mostly set in Ireland, that show Trevor at the height of his powers. With understatement and precision he writes about the lonely and the sad, about those that barely have control over their lives and those who have something to hide. In 'Three People' a father waits for the proposal for his daughter that will never come; in 'Against the Odds', a con-woman has business that takes her all across the Six Counties; and in the poignant title-story, a youngest son returns home for his father's funeral and stays to run the farm.


Product Information

Winner of the 2001 Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Short Stories.

Shortlisted for Irish Times Literary Prize,Irish Fiction 2001.

William Trevor was born in County Cork in 1928 and spent his childhood in various provincial Irish towns. He went to Trinity College, Dublin and then to England in 1953. He now lives in Devon. In 1977 William Trevor received an honorary CBE in recognition of his services to literature, and in 1998 he was awarded the prestigious David Cohen British Literature Prize for a lifetime's achievement in writing.

General Fields

  • : 9780140294699
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : July 2001
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Trevor
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 256