Tessa Hadley, ‘Free Love’ – Author Event in the Bookshop: Book and Ticket


Tuesday 19 April, 7.30pm.  Doors open at 7.00pm if you would like to meet up and have a drink in our Writer’s Café before the event.

Ticket price includes a copy of Free Love (RRP £16.99) which will be published on 20 January. Your book will be sent out after publication so that you can read it before the event and also bring you copy with you to be signed by Tessa on the night. 

There is also a Ticket Only option. You do not need to collect your ticket before the event – we will be able to check your name at the door from your order. Books will also be ready to collect on the night.

Coming Soon – Ready for despatch or collection on or close to publication day

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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.

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