'A perfect book' Sunday Telegraph
The Hill of Evil Counsel is a fusion of history and imaginative narrative, re-creating the twilight world of Jerusalem during the fading days of the British Mandate. In these three closely linked stories, Oz vividly evokes the stifling atmosphere of impending crisis as real personalities rub shoulders with fictional characters whose hopes and fears are hauntingly portrayed.
“'Oz evokes Israeli life with the same sly precision with which Chekhov evoked pre-Revolutionary Russian life'”
Los Angeles Times
“'A marvellous ability to transport the reader into a new set of ideas, feelings and fears-The whole book is masterly'”