Author of the Month: Tessa Hadley

Our Author of the Month for March is the novelist and short story writer Tessa Hadley. Starting her writing career relatively late – Hadley was 46 when her first novel Accidents in the Home was published in 2002 – she’s had a prolific subsequent seventeen years, publishing seven novels and three short story collections to critical acclaim. Anthony Quinn in the Guardian called her ‘one of this country’s great contemporary novelists ... it doesn’t really matter where you start with her, because all her books are wonderful.’

Bad Dreams and Other Stories

Tessa Hadley

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WINNER OF THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZETwo sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby. A housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. A ...

The Past

Tessa Hadley

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Rivalry, unruly desire and ugly secrets poison a family holiday in this gripping novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Late in the Day. Fran has brought her ...

Clever Girl

Tessa Hadley

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Stella was a clever girl, everyone thought so. Living with her mother and rather unsatisfactory stepfather in suburban respectability she reads voraciously, smokes until her ...

Married Love

Tessa Hadley

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Her fiance is Edgar Lennox, a composer of religious music and lecturer at Lottie’s university, forty-five years her senior.It is a story of romantic dreams and daily ...

The London Train

Tessa Hadley

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Late in the Day, discover a story of two lives stretched between two cities, two stories bound by the London train. At first he ...

The Master Bedroom

Tessa Hadley

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Longlisted for the Orange Prize for FictionKate Flynn has always been a clever girl, brought up to believe in herself as something special. Now Kate is forty-three and has ...

Sunstroke and Other Stories

Tessa Hadley

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Everyday life crackles with the electricity sparking between men and women, between parents and children, between friends. a boy becomes aware of the woman, a guest at his ...

Everything Will be All Right

Tessa Hadley

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Joyce Stevenson is thirteen when her widowed mother takes them to live with Aunt Vera, a formidable teacher neglected by her unfaithful husband. Joyce watches the two sisters ...

Accidents in the Home

Tessa Hadley

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An improbable coincidence brings Clare back into contact with someone she once had sex with at a teenage party; Clare is married with three small children, she bakes her own ...