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The Past

Product Number: D4495
Released: 01 May, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510028265
Narrator(s): Antonia Beamish
Publisher: W F Howes
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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.

Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Original Publish Date: 01 May, 2016

Professional reviews

"A mesmerising novel about family from one of Britain’s finest novelists, often compared with Elizabeth Bowen and Alice Munro, Tessa Hadley. Praise for the author: ‘Hadley is a writer of exceptional intelligence and skill and, for all the apparent conventionality of her vision, hers is a subtly subversive talent.’ OBSERVER ‘There is something reassuring yet deliciously unexpected about a Tessa Hadley novel.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH"

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