Reviews

  • "<b>Few writers give me such consistent pleasure</b>."

    Zadie Smith
  • "Tessa Hadley has become one of this country’s great contemporary novelists ... possessed of a psychological subtlety reminiscent of Henry James, and an ironic beadiness worthy of Jane Austen"

    Guardian
  • "Hadley is a writer whose reputation grows with every book… <b>This new collection of short stories reconfirms her remarkable talent</b>… Hadley excels at both genres, brilliant at conveying emotion and with an uncanny ability to get under her character’s skin… <b>These stories brim with a keen intelligence and linger in the mind long after you close the book.</b>"

    Tatler
  • "[It is] lapidary, <b>full of the most gorgeous sentences and brilliant observations</b>."

    Observer, 2017 Books of the Year
  • "Hadley’s quiet rise to become <b>one of Britain’s best writers</b> is further confirmed by her new collection, <i>Bad Dreams and Other Stories</i>… <b>These well-turned, exceptionally nuanced pieces are solidly evocative of place, period…and sensory detail.</b>"

    Sunday Times