Tessa Hadley

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Free Love by Tessa Hadley audiobook review – female self-discovery
Actor Abigail Thaw narrates this intimate and gripping story of political and sexual awakening in middle-class suburbia

Fiona Sturges

03, Feb, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Top 10 novels about neighbours | Ayşegül Savaş
From commune-dwellers to lodgers in miniature, the people we live alongside make intriguing subjects for fiction

Ayşegül Savaş

11, May, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Free Love by Tessa Hadley review – an affair to remember
A married woman’s fling with a young 1960s rabble-rouser is the centrepiece of this elegant, shrewd and complex novel

Anthony Cummins

30, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Novelist Tessa Hadley: ‘If I met my characters, I might not like them’
For the late-blooming, quietly bestselling author, inhabiting her characters is crucial. And so in her new novel, Free Love, she becomes a middle-aged woman in 1960s London who abandons her family for a much younger man

Kate Kellaway

08, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Top 10 books about platonic friendships | Nikita Lalwani
From Doris Lessing to Dickens and John Irving, these tales show how passionate, intense and vital ‘just’ friendships can be

Nikita Lalwani

07, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A book, then a play, now Litvinenko’s story is coming back to the small screen | Richard Brooks
The murdered Russian dissident’s case is to become an ITV drama. And the National Gallery gets first dibs on a baroque masterpiece

Richard Brooks

08, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley – review
Two long-term couples’ lives are changed by a sudden death in Hadley’s wonderful tale of ageing and adultery

Johanna Thomas-Corr

11, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Tessa Hadley: ‘Long marriages are interesting. You either hang on or you don't'
After secretly turning her hand to fiction in her forties, Hadley is enjoying widespread acclaim. She talks about happiness, motherhood and her four failed novels

Lisa Allardice

09, Feb, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss review – back to the iron age
Ancient rituals and present-day abuse converge in a brief and brilliant novel with its roots in England’s deep past

Sarah Crown

28, Sep, 2018 @6:28 AM

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Tessa Hadley on Bristol: ‘It taught me to love its beauty and to be suspicious of it too’
The author recalls playing on buddleia-filled bombsites – and discovering the city’s slavery past

Tessa Hadley

18, Aug, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Tessa Hadley: The Rainbow changed my life – DH Lawrence is a life force
The writer on the brilliance of Colm Tóibín and Alice Munro and why she isn’t ashamed not to have read Brave New World

Tessa Hadley

17, Nov, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Book reviews roundup: A Woman’s Work; Bad Dreams; Moonglow
What the critics thought of A Woman’s Work by Harriet Harman; Bad Dreams by Tessa Hadley; Moonglow by Michael Chabon

17, Feb, 2017 @5:59 PM

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