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  • Faustineby Emma Tennant

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    '...I met the sad menopausee and offered her, at the flick of a switch, a return of beauty, youth, and desire. And - after all, I'm no stinge-merchant - power and money as well. Why not? If a man, such as Dr Faustus, was offered such commodities by myself... why not a woman, in this age of equality?' Emma Tennant's ingenious modern-day reworking... more...

  • Two Women of Londonby Emma Tennant

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    'You can't imagine what it's like when your youth comes back - and beauty, and more... I found out that if I took the pills I could turn - just like that - into the person I had been. Yes, into me! Eliza! Where had I gone? Who had I been?' Emma Tennant's brilliant re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson tells of an impoverished single mother at... more...

  • Queen of Stonesby Emma Tennant

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    On the weekend of October 17 1981, a party of girls who had set out on a sponsored walk from Beaminster became separated from their leader and disappeared into the worst fog ever recorded on the west coast of Dorset. For days search parties of anxious parents and police failed to trace the girls. Those that returned, finally, could give no coherent... more...

  • Black Marinaby Emma Tennant

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Black Marina , set on an 'island paradise' in the Caribbean, tells a story of great force and poignancy partly inspired by the events surrounding the invasion of Grenada in 1983. Holly Baker, an English woman, came to St James during her carefree days of bar-hopping in the 1960s. Somehow she never managed to get away. Now, her loyalties fluctuating,... more...

  • 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

    'Enormous vitality and wit.' Cosmopolitan more...

  • The Autobiography of The Queenby Emma Tennant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    "A quiet, quirky charm" Kate Saunders , The Times 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...