Book Review: On Silbury Hill by Adam Thorpe

The Museum of Thin Objects

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Thorpe, A. (2014) On Silbury Hill Little Toller Books ISBN 978 1 908213 24 2

All impressive detective-work and field research aside, On Silbury Hill is a fine stand-alone memoir. But it’s more than that. It is a love letter, a homage to an object, a place and a symbol that has provided succour and mystery and hope and wonder – and will long continue to do so. Ben Myers reviewing On Silbury Hill on the Caught by the River website


Intimate, with more than a touch of a private scrapbook, the text of On Silbury Hill by Adam Thorpe, author of Ulverton, is an often beautifully written personal reflection on a Neolithic landscape about which very little is known or understood.

Archeology. Wiccan ceremony on All Hallows’ Eve. Theory and poetry on time and space.  Adam Thorpe’s chalk land memoir, told in fragments and snapshots, takes a circuitous route around enigmatic…

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