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  • The Beautiful Childby Emma Tennant

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 8.99

    Part detective story, part analysis of a writer's urge to place real people in his fiction, this is a Christmas fireside tale that examines the horrors of The Turn of the Screw while revealing those of today. We read Henry James's unfinished tale, The Beautiful Child, with its chilling depiction of cruelty and neglect, which he abandoned in 1902. And... more...

  • Hotel de Dreamby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    It is barely surprising that the lodgers at the Westringham have busy dream lives: it is a place from which anyone would want to escape. But the kaleidoscope begins to turn: the dreams begin to defy their dreamers. They start to merge... more...

  • The Autobiography of The Queenby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    The Queen goes AWOL. No one can find her: where is she going and why ? In Emma Tennant's hilarious 'autobiography' of Queen Elizabeth, the monarch moves to the Caribbean island of St Lucia, where, after more than half a century on the throne, she can recall the years of her reign in peace and tranquillity. But the house is no more than a hole in... more...

  • Wild Nightsby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    To the family in the house crouched between the hills, Aunt Zita's annual visits, like the north wind that accompanies her, bring chaos, terror and enchantment. Yet to the young narrator, Aunt Zita's visits herald every wild night of the imagination: here fabulous feasts precede fantastic flights on the wind's back, over the sleeping village to all... more...

  • Confessions of a Sugar Mummyby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    What do older women want? And older than what, anyway? Love, flattery, an end to baby-sitting, a night out without falling asleep? Or the very last chance of gratifying desire, of finding a soul-mate - even if it means paying over the odds...? Confessions of a Sugar Mummy provides the hilarious answer to the most pressing questions for women who have... more...

  • The Crackby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Look! Look what's happened! A crack has opened in the Thames! Hampstead uplifted high in the sky! Watch the turmoil spread. See the loony psychoanalysts lead their demented flock around the cracked and broken streets.... more...

  • Pemberleyby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    Elizabeth wins Darcy, and Jane wins Bingley - but do they 'live happily ever after'? Emma Tennant's bestselling sequels to Pride and Prejudice ingeniously pick up several threads from Jane Austen's timeless novel, in a lighthearted and affectionate look at the possible subsequent lives of all the main characters. Pemberley tells of Elizabeth's failure... more...

  • Emma in Loveby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    Two years after Emma Woodhouse married Mr Knightley and they have settled into loving, if not quite passionate, matrimony; Emma is bored. To amuse herself, Emma decides to take up matchmaking again, whether her husband will have it or not. But this time Emma is playing for dangerously high stakes. Recently widowed John Knightley, her brother-in-law,... more...

  • Tessby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    In Tess , Tennant offers us an interpretation of Hardy's novel that places the real women in the author's life at its centre. Tess is based on Hardy's real-life obsession with a milkmaid named Augusta Way, who became the model for his tragic heroine Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Augusta's daughter, Gertrude Bugler, who played Tess in Hardy's stage... more...

  • Elinor and Marianneby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    First published in 1996, this sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility , written as an exchange of letters, Elinor and Marianne is the correspondence between the married Dashwood sisters – Mrs Brandon and Mrs Edward Ferrars. Passion, in the shape of the charming seducer Willoughby, makes an appearance, together with the perennial themes of... more...