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Summary

I am William Lee: brute, liar and graveside thief.

But you will know me by another name.

Heathcliff has left Wuthering Heights and is travelling across the moors to Liverpool in search of his past. 

Along the way, he saves Emily, the foul-mouthed daughter of a highwayman, from a whipping, and the pair journey on together. 

Roaming from graveyard to graveyard, making a living from Emily's apparent ability to commune with the dead, the pair lie, cheat and scheme their way across the north of England. 

And towards the terrible misdeeds - and untold riches - that will one day send Heathcliff home to Wuthering Heights. 

©2018 Michael Stewart (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Everal Walsh performs this book brilliantly.

great performance from the actor Everal Walsh. Loved his take on Emily. Hilarious and surprisingly touching.

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Heathcliffe and his search for his roots

Ill Will tells the story of Heathcliffe, dark child of Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights, and his search for his roots.

This  at a time when black lives did not matter in the West,  aside from their monetary worth as trafficked labour. Heathcliffes journey across the Yorkshire Moors to Liverpool  with his  raunchy young companion Emily, is drenched in the out of doors at every step. His outward journey and his inward path towards self recognition, revenge and resolution are  beautifully told and exquisitely read by Everal Walsh in this audible edition.

A very good listen. Highly recommended.

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Satisfies on every level

A real accomplishment of modern prose - lyrical, savage, coherent, brought wonderfully to life by EA Walsh's reading. Uses the modern second person form to great effect in adding to the canon of backstories of literary characters.

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Gritty, gripping and gory.

Filled in the missing years very well. Wonderful descriptions of the journey, locations, people and wildlife. Deeply personalised narration, I look forward to hearing more from him.

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Loved the story of Heathcliffe's journey to becoming the character we know from Wathering Hights. Thought the narrator brought the characters to life.