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Tessa Hadley in conversation with Janet Davey
November 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two of Britain’s leading authors Tessa Hadley (The Past) & Janet Davey (Another Mother’s Son) discuss their latest novels with Alex Clark, book reviewer for The Guardian.
Tickets £4 redeemable against the purchase of either The Past or Another Mother’s Son.
The Past: “There is something reassuring yet deliciously unexpected about a Tessa Hadley novel.” (Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph). Over five novels and two collections of stories Tessa Hadley has earned a reputation as a fiction writer of remarkable gifts, and been compared with Elizabeth Bowen and Alice Munro. In her new novel three sisters and a brother meet up in their grandparents’ old house for three long, hot summer weeks.
Another Mother’s Son: ‘We’re lucky to have such an intelligent chronicler of our present’ Tessa Hadley on Janet Davey. Lorna Parry lives with her three sons, each one lurching uncomfortably into adulthood. In the claustrophobic loneliness of her own home, Lorna orbits around her sons and struggles to talk to them; she’s still angry at her ex-husband, uncomfortable around her father’s new girlfriend, and works quietly as the only employee left in a deserted London archive.