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The Past Audiobook

The Past

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Publisher's Summary

Three sisters and a brother meet up in their grandparents' old house for three long, hot summer weeks. The house is full of memories of their childhood and their past, but now they may have to sell it. And under the idyllic surface, there are tensions. Secrets are uncovered, and passions erupt as a way of life - bourgeois, literate, ritualised - winds down to its inevitable end.

©2015 Tessa Hadley (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

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

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

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    ELIZABETH 28/10/2016
    ELIZABETH 28/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun"
    If you could sum up The Past in three words, what would they be?

    Three sisters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Past?

    Arthur spilling the beans about a neighbour's dog


    What does Antonia Beamish bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Nice ear for dialogue


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Jogs along at decent pace without being earth-shattering

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Charlotte Daly
    30/08/16
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    "Awful"

    This is by far the worst book I have ever read/listened to. I lived in the hope something would happen, but the story is just utterly pointless

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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