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Free Love: 'So real and humane and utterly transporting' - Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss

by Tessa Hadley

Hardback (unsigned) £16.99
Published 20th January 2022, 320 pages
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First edition, first printing, signed by the author
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From Tessa Hadley, bestselling author of Late in the Day and The Past , comes a compulsive new novel about one woman’s sexual and intellectual awakening in 1960s London

1967. While London comes alive with the new youth revolution, the suburban Fischer family seems to belong to an older world of conventional stability: pretty, dutiful homemaker Phyllis is married to Roger, a devoted father with a career in the Foreign Office. Their children are Colette, a bookish teenager, and Hugh, the golden boy.

But when the twenty-something son of an old friend pays the Fischers a visit one hot summer evening, and kisses Phyllis in the dark garden after dinner, something in her catches fire. Newly awake to the world, Phyllis makes a choice that defies all expectations of her as a wife and a mother. Nothing in these ordinary lives is so ordinary after all, it turns out, as the family’s upheaval mirrors the dramatic transformation of the society around them.

With scalpel-sharp insight, Tessa Hadley explores her characters’ inner worlds, laying bare their fears and longings. Daring and sensual, Free Love is a compulsive, irresistible exploration of romantic love, sexual freedom and living out the truest and most meaningful version of our lives.

‘She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which is rare. She is one of the best fiction writers writing today.’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘Tessa Hadley recruits admirers with each book. She writes with authority, and with delicacy: she explores nuance, but speaks plainly; she is one of those writers a reader trusts.’ Hilary Mantel

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Free Love: 'So real and humane and utterly transporting' - Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss
by Tessa Hadley

ISBN
9781787333673

Publisher
Vintage Publishing

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Jan. 20, 2022

Dimensions
22.2cm x 14.4cm x 3.1cm

Page count
320 pages