Hadley, Tessa Clever Girl

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Clever Girl

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All the qualities that readers praised in The London Train are present in Clever Girl, Tessa Hadley’s brilliant new novel. It follows the story of Stella, from her childhood as the daughter of a single mother in a Bristol bedsit in the 1960s into the mysterious shallows of her middle age. The story is full of drama – violent deaths, an abrupt end to Stella’s schooldays, two sons by different fathers who aren’t around to see the boys grow up – but as ever it is her observation of ordinary lives, of the way men and women think and feel and relate to one another, that dazzles. Yes, you think. This is how it is.

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"As discrete entities, Hadley’s short stories are intense, miniature novels in themselves; bound together in a novel, they become quietly brilliant, offering an incisive exploration into how life’s individuals episodes add up to a meaningful whole." (Francesca Angelini Sunday Times)

"Hadley is a writer of exceptional intelligence and skill and, for all the apparent conventionality of her vision, hers is a subtly subversive talent." (Edmund Gordon Observer)

"There is something reassuring yet deliciously unexpected about a Tessa Hadley novel." (Helen Brown Daily Telegraph)

"The most astute and sympathetic of writers." (Susanna Rustin Guardian)

"This novel is the life story of an ordinary, middle-aged woman – Stella. Only that she is not ordinary because Tessa Hadley is writing her into existence and is behind her like a following wind… Hadley writes as a masterly illustrator might draw." (Kate Kellaway Observer)

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One woman’s life, from childhood to middle age, by Britain’s most acute, perceptive novelist of ordinary lives

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