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    • The Past

    • By: Tessa Hadley
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 111
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    Three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house one last time before it is sold. The house is filled with memories of their shared past, yet beneath the idyllic surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them. Sophisticated and sleek, Roland's new wife arouses his sister's jealousies. Passion erupts where it's least expected, shattering the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the eldest sister.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chances lost and fulfilled

    • By DM on 02-24-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Bad Dreams and Other Stories

    • By: Tessa Hadley
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, made strange by the darkness; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. The first steps into a turning point and a new life are made so easily and carelessly: Each of these stories illuminates a crucial moment of transition, often imperceptible to the protagonist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Small Objects, Big Insights

    • By Cariola on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Married Love

    • By: Tessa Hadley
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Married Love is a collection of short stories to treasure, a masterful new work from one of the UK's most accomplished storytellers. Lottie announces that she is getting married. The youngest daughter of a large and close-knit family, Lottie is 19 but looks five years younger. Her fiancé is Edgar Lennox, a lecturer at Lottie's university, 45 years her senior. We follow as Lottie's life unfolds; it is a story of romantic dreams and daily reality, family loyalties and the comedy and solace to be found in small moments.

    Regular price: $13.46

    • The Past

    • By: Tessa Hadley
    • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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    Three sisters and a brother meet up in their grandparents' old house for three long, hot summer weeks. The house is full of memories of their childhood and their past, but now they may have to sell it. And under the idyllic surface, there are tensions. Secrets are uncovered, and passions erupt as a way of life - bourgeois, literate, ritualised - winds down to its inevitable end.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • The London Train

    • By: Tessa Hadley
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      3 out of 5 stars 20

    Acclaimed author Tessa Hadley was longlisted for the Guardian first book award for her novel Accidents in the Home. In The London Train, Paul leaves his family to search for Pia, his daughter from his first marriage. He finds her pregnant and living in less than ideal conditions - but with an outlook on life that’s strangely compelling. Paul decides to start a new life and joins Pia in London. But he doesn’t know that a chance encounter with a desperate woman will change his destiny.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interwoven Stories

    • By Cariola on 01-02-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The New Yorker Festival - Tessa Hadley and Tobias Wolff

    • By: Tessa Hadley, Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Tessa Hadley, Tobias Wolff
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Tessa Hadley published her first work of fiction, Accidents in the Home, at the age of 45, three months after her critical study Henry James and the Imagination of Pleasure came out. A second novel, Everything Will Be All Right, was published the following year, in 2003. She teaches English and creative writing at Bath Spa University College and is currently working on a third novel and on a play, The Wendy House, for BBC Radio.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Bad Dreams and Other Stories

    • By: Tessa Hadley
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In these short stories, it's the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance; a child awake in the night explores her home; a housekeeper caring for an elderly man uncovers secrets from his past. The stories focus in on crucial moments of transition. Small acts have large consequences, and some of them reverberate across decades. The real things that happen to people and the accidents that befall them are every bit as mysterious as their longings and their dreams.

    Regular price: $16.73

    • The New Yorker, July 9th & 16th 2012: Part 1 (Nathan Heller, Tessa Hadley, Jeffrey Toobin)

    • By: Nathan Heller, Tessa Hadley, Jeffrey Toobin
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    "To Your Health", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Postscript", by David Remnick; "Listen and Learn", by Nathan Heller; "An Abduction", by Tessa Hadley; "Tangled Webs", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Master Bedroom

    • By: Tessa Hadley
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Kate Flynn, 43, has given up her university career to come home and look after her mother in Firenze, their big house by a lake in Cardiff. When Kate meets her old friend David Roberts, she begins to obsess about him: she knows it's because she's bored, but she can't stop. David is married, rational, and dependable: the last type to want an affair. David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks, though, so he takes refuge in Firenze, where he can talk to Kate about music.

    Regular price: $29.02