The opening sentence of Mary-Ann Constantine’s debut novel sets the tone for the story that is to follow. The reader is presented with the apparently ordinary image of a red-haired woman tying up her hair. The second half of the sentence undercuts this normality completely. We learn that the woman is performing this action so […]
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Clever Girl

Laura Wainwright

PUBLISHED ON: 27/11/13


‘If I was free, if I was just me, then what was I? What could I do; what could I become?’ Tessa Hadley’s fifth novel, Clever Girl, is an intimate and …

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