Bad Dreams and Other Stories

Product Number: WEB167675
Released: 26 Jan, 2017
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
ISBN: #9781473545618
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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Description

In these short stories it's the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric, say, and a forgotten jacket. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, strange in the dark; 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: the stories focus in on crucial moments of transition, often imperceptible to the protagonists. A girl accepts a lift in a car with some older boys, or a young woman reads the diaries she comes across when she's housesitting. Small acts have large consequences, and some of them reverberate across decades; things fantasised in private can reach out to affect other people, for better and worse. An older woman recovering from serious illness speaks to a lonely young man on a train; an old friend brings bad news to a dinner party; a schoolteacher in the throes of a painful affair in 1914 has mixed feelings about her pupils' suffragette craze. The real things that happen to people, the accidents that befall them, are every bit as mysterious as their longings and their dreams.Bad Dreams shows yet again that Tessa Hadley is a master of her art, one of the very finest writers at work in Britain today.

Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Original Publish Date: 26 Jan, 2017

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Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Narrator(s): Emma Gregory
Product Number CX3611
Released: 01 Apr, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781510058460
eAudio
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Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Narrator(s): Emma Gregory
Product Number TCM1270
Released: 01 Apr, 2017
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781510060425
Playaway
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Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Narrator(s): Emma Gregory
Product Number D5183
Released: 01 Apr, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781510060807
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Narrator(s): Emma Gregory
Product Number MPCD2295
Released: 01 Apr, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781510058477

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