On Silbury Hill
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Silbury Hill in Wiltshire has inspired and perplexed people for generations. Poets and artists have tried to fathom its meaning, archaeologists have tunnelled through it, yet the largest man-made mound in Europe remains an enigma. In this haunting memoir, the novelist Adam Thorpe recalls his childhood on the Wiltshire Downs, skilfully weaving his life and experiences into the long history of that ancient landscape and the people who shaped and were shaped by it.