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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (188 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tessa Hadley Narrator: Anne Dover Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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Married Love is a collection of short stories to treasure, a masterful new work from one of the UK's most accomplished storytellers. Lottie announces that she is getting married. The youngest daughter of a large and close-knit family, Lottie is 19 but looks five years younger. Her fiancé is Edgar Lennox, a lecturer at Lottie's university, 45 years her senior. We follow as Lottie's life unfolds; it is a story of romantic dreams and daily reality, family loyalties and the comedy and solace to be found in small moments.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keija | 2/20/2014

    " Wow. Best book I've read in a long while. Crystal-clear prose, and the characters have incredible depth for the inhabitants of works of short fiction. Wonderfully moody pieces. Fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 2/17/2014

    " I don't usually read collections of short stories because I find it hard to leave the characters so soon. It was especially hard to leave the characters and their stories in this collection! Each story was complete and complex in its own way and even though I was able to let go of each "story", I was glad to read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/15/2014

    " A really great collection of short stories. A bad subway read, however- there's a lot to these deceptively simple tales and they should be savored somewhere quiet - not breezed through, half asleep on your morning commute. I will have to revisit this book sometime soon - many of these stories are worth a second read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RH Walters | 2/7/2014

    " Reading these stories makes me feel like I'm crouching over a dollhouse and everything Hadley does with the people fascinates me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eleanor Levine | 1/23/2014

    " A marvelous short story collection. Most, if not all, of the stories are readable and excellent. She sounds familiar, like I might have read her in the New Yorker. Bottom line: it's okay to be human without pretense, that's what I got from reading her stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri Daskam | 1/17/2014

    " I love short story collections and this one didn't disappoint. It was insightful and poignant throughout. I'll have to check out Tessa Hadley's other books. I picked this one up at the library on a whim. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 1/15/2014

    " I won this through Good Reads. I felt like I could relate to some of the characters. Thanks. I enjoyed this very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elena | 12/25/2013

    " Some stories where better, others were mostly blah, quite a mix, but it was a light read and quite nice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 12/19/2013

    " Well-written stories, quite British and contemporary, but somehow the ending never seems to make a point rather than just fading off ... I had liked her novel The London Train, so this was a bit of a disappointment, although I did read every story and they were engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison Wassell | 12/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. I think I actually like them better than her novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/6/2013

    " An excellent collection of short stories, which as you know, is not my favorite format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/18/2013

    " Well-written. Two stories were more interesting to me that the others: the first story, "Married Love," and a later one, "Journey Home." I would have liked both of those stories to have been longer. "Married Love," in particular, seemed to halt too early. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 10/24/2013

    " Really good short story author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyss | 10/15/2013

    " Wonderful short stories. Hadley has the ability to create characters and themes in the authentic voices of her varied protagonists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley Green | 9/30/2013

    " Well its really just a collection of life and relationship stories! Just the first story is called "married love". Some stories are better than others but the author is great at bringing out nuances of relationships! I liked best "she the one" and "pretending" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 7/23/2013

    " interesting short story book looking at relationships and the prose is well written and take you away in to the world of different families and situations where people express their feelings differently and I some of the story complex and others just simple feelings "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Geller | 7/21/2013

    " I think Tessa hadley writes skillfully but I found I prefer her novels. Check out Accidents in the Home. She has an incredible ability to write about the nuances of relationships and to get into her characters heads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 7/17/2013

    " Tessa Hadley has a knack for writing about family life and relationships. If only the stories were longer...still, they are complete in themselves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pia | 7/4/2013

    " These were all very strong solid stories that checked the boxes of what a good short story should be, but I didn't really identify with any of the characters, which is how I gauge good writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana | 3/20/2013

    " you know, it grew on me.... took a story or two....but...she's a good writer. i appreciate what she did here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Bluminberg | 2/23/2013

    " I loved short stories many years ago, but found myself moving away from them in favor of more intricate plot and character development. The stories in this book, about ordinary people in ordinary situations, reminded me of my earlier love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meera | 4/30/2012

    " This was a short and entertaining collection of short stories. I really enjoyed the authors style, and particularly the first story was funny yet tinged with sadness, just like life. "

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