On the Black Hill

Author(s): Bruce Chatwin

General Fiction

"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.

Product Information


Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1982 and James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 1982.

Chatwin’s second and highly praised 1982 novel portrays the lives of twin brothers with a special and unusual bond, living together on their isolated farm in rural Wales. - Amarina, The Book Grocer

Bruce Chatwin reinvented British travel writing with his first book, In Patagonia, and followed it with four other books, each unique and extraordinary. He died in 1989.

General Fields

  • : 9780099769712
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : July 1998
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bruce Chatwin
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : very good
  • : 272
  • : Modern fiction