Susan Hill is the much-loved author of many books including The Woman in Black and I’m the King of the Castle. Jacob’s Room is Full of Books is the long-awaited sequel to her best-selling memoir Howard’s End is on the Landing. Considering everything from Edith Wharton’s novels through to Alan Bennett’s diaries, Virginia Woolf and the writings of twelfth century monk Aelred of Rievaulx, Susan Hill charts a year of her life through the books she has read, reread or returned to the shelf. She reflects on what her reading throws up, from writing and writers to politics and religion, as well as the joy of dandies or the pleasure of watching a line of geese cross a meadow. Susan’s writing is full of wry observations, warm humour and strong opinions freely aired, and this is a rare and wonderful opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s most accomplished authors.