Heathcliff by Sue Barnard
It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now…”
Cathy’s immortal words from Wuthering Heights change Heathcliff’s life. At just seventeen years of age, heartbroken and penniless, he runs away to face an unknown future.
Three years later, he returns – much improved in manners, appearance and prosperity.
But what happened during those years? How could he have made his fortune, from nothing? Who might his parents have been? And what fate turned him into literature’s most famous anti-hero?
For almost two centuries, these questions have remained unanswered. Until now…
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog
When I first read the blurb for this book I was really intrigued, Wuthering Heights was the first classic that I read when I was younger and I remember being completely captivated by the characters and the storyline so this book really sounded like something I would enjoy – and I was right! It was a really good read and I think one of the things that stood out for me the most with the book is the way in which the author wrote it. She really tried to make the story feel authentic, she managed to fill in blanks that probably I never even thought about when I first read the book but now looking back I can see them. I was really impressed with the book as a whole.
I am pretty sure that all fans of Wuthering Heights (and possible readers who haven’t read it) would enjoy this book, it was a great read and one that I thoroughly recommend!
Author Bio –
Sue Barnard is a British novelist, editor and award-winning poet whose family background is far stranger than any work of fiction. She would write a book about it if she thought anybody would believe her.
Sue was born in North Wales but has spent most of her life in and around Manchester. She speaks French like a Belgian, German like a schoolgirl, and Italian and Portuguese like an Englishwoman abroad.
Her mind is so warped that she has appeared on BBC TV’s Only Connect quiz show, and she has also compiled questions for BBC Radio 4’s fiendishly difficult Round Britain Quiz. This once caused one of her sons to describe her as “professionally weird.” The label has stuck.
Sue’s first novel, The Ghostly Father (a new take on the traditional story of Romeo & Juliet), was officially released on St Valentine’s Day 2014. Since then she has produced five more novels: Nice Girls Don’t (2014), The Unkindest Cut of All (2015), Never on Saturday (2017), Heathcliff (2018), and Finding Nina (2019).
Sue now lives in Cheshire, UK, with her extremely patient husband and a large collection of unfinished scribblings.
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