This page works best with Javascript enabled!
When Rooks Speak of Love

If you liked this book, read some more by the same Author or Publisher.

Recommend to a friend...

When Rooks Speak of Love

By Hilary Dixon
Published by Solidus
ISBN 978-1-904529-42-2
Category Romance
October 2009


The story of an eccentric love triangle. Arthur and Clementine have an intense relationship based on excruciating honesty. Into their lives comes Lily, demanding her own preposterous agenda. Arthur’s code for living requires him always to answer ‘yes’. This time it will test his relationship with Clementine to the utmost

Author's Biography

Hilary Dixon has taught English, American and European literature in three universities for eleven years, and trained and worked as a counsellor with Relate, and with the Bristol University Student Counselling Service. She also ran creative writing courses at Bristol University. Somehow, in between she has also raised six children.

Add your comments ...

You must be registered before you can vote or comment on a book!
If you have registered, you can vote for this book and add a comment. You can vote for up to 3 different books within each category, fiction, non-fiction and children's within the 3 month collection period. Outside of the collection period, you cannot vote for the book but can leave one comment per book at any time.
A. Email address & password...
This book is no longer eligible for voting!
B. Add my comment...

Please note that comments are moderated, and therefore may not be immediately visible on the site.
C. Please solve the simple maths problem below...

Reader Comments

Hilary Dixon has an unusual and distinctive way of writing, quite unlike anything I have ever read before. It very successfully weaves such a beautiful tale that you get drawn into the lives of Arthur and Clementine completely. I can't recommend it highly enough.
The story of the survival of a relationship despite insensitivity and selfishness, related with humour and with a truly lovely appreciation of place .
Fantastic! A thoroughly enjoyable read from beginning to end: believable and loveable characters, delicious, poetic descriptions and a heart-warming tale of the complexity of love, friendships and family life.
A suspenseful tale of a love in crisis, written in a style both poetic and refreshingly contemporary and direct.
Stunning and thought provoking. A masterclass of a debut
When Rooks Speak of Love is a delightful exploration of an unconventional, modern relationship. The characters are off beat but believable and Hilary Dixon's prose style is intuitive and poetic, an excellent combination.
A fabulous book - rich language and a wonderfully funny but poignant story. The minutiae of Arthur and Clementine's life had me by turns irritated and slightly envious. The sense of place is palpable.
Notification about privacy policy: We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website. Please note: you can refuse our cookies at any time, using your browser settings.