Read ➪ Hungry Hill Author Daphne du Maurier – Ivogue.co.uk

Hungry Hill I Tell You Your Mine Will Be In Ruins And Your Home Destroyed And Your Children Forgotten But This Hill Will Be Standing Still To Confound You So Curses Morty Donovan When Copper John Brodrick Builds His Mine At Hungry Hill The Brodricks Of Clonmere Gain Great Wealth By Harnessing The Power Of Hungry Hill And Extracting The Treasure It Holds The Donovans, The Original Owners Of Clonmere Castle, Resent The Brodricks Success, And Consider The Great House And Its Surrounding Land Theirs By Rights For Generations The Feud Between The Families Has Simmered, Always Threatening To Break Into Violence


10 thoughts on “Hungry Hill

  1. says:

    Hungry Hill, Daphne du Maurier 1907 1989 Hungry Hill is a novel by prolific British author Daphne du Maurier, published in 1943 It was her seventh novel There have been 33 editions of the book printed This family saga is based on the history of the Irish ancestors of Daphne du Maurier s friend Christopher Puxley The family resembles the Puxleys who owned mines in Al...


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    I came across this book on a market stall whilst in West Wales just recently, purchased it and I loved it This incredible but strangely convoluted book divided into five books with an epilogue , is a magnificent family saga of five generations of Brodricks, Irish landowners, and spans the period 1820 1920 I ve always been fascinated by sagas and to see the mix of individuals who end up in the ever changing gene pool down through history The unravelling mixture of passions, revenge, hate, I came across this book on a market stall whilst in...


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    I have the silver, you have the land Du Maurier recounts the lives of several generations of the Brodrick family, landholders in Dunhaven Ireland starting in 1820 when Copper John Brodrick cements a deal to start a copper mine at the base of Hungry Hill John s main priorities are the business and its profits, with little concern for the day to day welfare of the miners and their families enflaming a long standing family grudge tha...


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    This id not definitely my favorite book written by Dame du Maurier This book is very low paced and I haven t felt so engaged into the narrative compared with her other books.5 Rebecca5 The Glass Blowers4 Mary Anne4 Jamaica Inn5 The House on the Strand5 Frenchman s Creek5 The King s General3 The Years Between4 Don t Look Now5 My Cousin Rachel4 The Parasites4 The Flight of the Falcon4 The Birds3 September Tide A Play3 The Blue Lenses and Other Stories3 Os Americanos Est o Chegando This id not definitely my favorite book written by Dame du Maurier This book is very low paced and I haven t felt so engaged into the narrative compared with her other books.5 Rebecca5 The Glass Blowers4 Mary Anne4 Jamaica Inn5 The House on the Strand5 Frenchman s Creek5 The King s General3 The Years Between4 Don t Look Now5 My Cousin Rachel4 The Para...


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    One of my favorite kind of books a long family tragic saga spanning multiple generations When Copper John opens a mine on Hungry Hill in the town of Doonhaven against pretty much the whole community s will he invites a curse from a rival family, the Donovan s Passed down through each generation of successive John s and Henry s, one horrible thing after another happens to the family that extends to those brought into the family by marriage ...


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    I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to read du Maurier s Hungry Hill I wanted to read something different from her best known works and thought that a family saga might make an interesting story.Well it did An interesting, but, also a tragic and depressing story The story of the Brodrick family and their life in Ireland from 1820 to 1920 The story opens with the patriarch John Brodrick, called Copper John However we immediately know that the family has I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to read du Maurier s Hungry Hill I wanted to read something different from her best known works and thought that a family saga might make an interestin...


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    Relentlessly downbeat, woodenly written.


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    Once I start reading a book I want to read it to the end, and I hate giving up part way through, but that is what I ve done with Hungry Hill.I ve read several other novels by Daphne Du Maurier, and some are amongst my favourite reads Jamaica Inn, Frenchmans Creek , but I just could not engage with Hungry Hill or its characters It tells the story of a family through the generations, with history literally repeating itself and the main problem I have is that I don t sympathise with any of the Once I start reading a book I want to read it to the end, and I hate giving up part way through, but that is what I ve done with Hungry Hill.I ve read several other novels by Daphne Du Maurier, and some are amongst my favourite reads Jamaica Inn, Frenchmans Creek , but I just could not engage with Hungry Hill or its characters It tells the story of a family through the generations, with history literally repeating itself and the main problem I ha...


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    I ve read a few other books by du Maurier and always enjoyed them, most recently Jamaica Inn Hungry Hill is one of several du Maurier novels that I bought awhile ago at a thrift store It is basically an historical novel telling the story of several generations of the Brodrick family in Ireland from 1820 to 1920 When I first started reading this, I was not sure if I would finish it but theI read, theI was engrossed by the story It starts out with the story of Copper John Brodrick I ve read a few other books by du Maurier and always enjoyed them, most recently Jamaica Inn Hungry Hill is one of several du Maurier novels that I bought awhile ago at a thrift store It is basically an historical novel telling the story of several generations of the Brodrick family in Ireland from 1820 to 1920 When I first started reading this, I was not sure if I would finish it but theI read, theI was engrossed by the story It starts out with the story of Copper John Brodrick who starts a copper mine on Hungry Hill outside of the Brodrick estate at Castle Clonmere Brodrick opens the mine in hopes of making life better for his family and the people of the town but i...


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