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Bad Dreams and Other Stories

Tessa Hadley

  • First edition
  • Signed by the author

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Hardcover New and Signed First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket is in fine condition.

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. 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.

  • ISBN 9781910702888
  • Title Bad Dreams and Other Stories
  • Author Tessa Hadley
  • Publisher Penguin
  • Imprint Jonathan Cape
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Thursday 1st January 1970
  • Width 14.5cm
  • Height 22.5cm
  • Thickness 2cm
  • Weight 386g
  • Number of pages 224

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£16.99

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