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Tessa Hadley, the Midland Hotel and Bad Dreams

The best treat at the Midland Hotel a couple of weeks ago was the Afternoon Tea event with Tessa Hadley-as part of the Manchester Literature Festival she’d come to talk about her work and to read us the short story … Continue reading

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The Seven Ages of Woman- Tessa Hadley’s The Past

Tessa Hadley’s brilliance has been recognised this year: she won the Windham- Campbell Prize in March and in July was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for her most recent novel, ‘The Past’. It is no secret that I am a huge fan- … Continue reading

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The London Train- Tessa Hadley

If the title phrase ‘The London Train’ resonates in any way for you, I recommend you to try this elegantly constructed novel by Tessa Hadley. For me, ‘The London Train’ signifies a return to old friends, to the cultural wealth … Continue reading

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Tessa Hadley’s Married Love: Revelling in the Desert Boots

In this collection of short stories Tessa Hadley shows that she is a real mistress of the genre. She beckons us into the family scenarios she creates  so persuasively that we recognise ourselves and our friends amongst the characters and … Continue reading

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