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The London Train (Paperback)
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The London Train (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 05/01/2012
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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Late in the Day, discover a story of two lives stretched between two cities, two stories bound by the London train. Paul sets out in search of his eldest daughter Pia, who has gone missing somewhere in London. At first he thinks he wants to rescue her, but as time passes he is drawn deeper into the excitements of the capital, and a life lived in jeopardy, he forgets his own way home. In the opposite direction, Cora is moving back to Cardiff, to the house she inherited from her parents. She is escaping her marriage and the disappointments of her London life. And then she receives a telephone call to say that her husband has disappeared... `She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which is rare. She is one of the best fiction writers writing today' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099552260
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Few writers give me such consistent pleasure" -- Zadie Smith
"She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which is rare. She is one of the best fiction writers writing today" -- Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
"This beautifully evoked fourth novel is a further example of her talents" -- Rachel Hore * Literary Review *
"Darkly elegant...Hadley writes with grace and intensity, moving from careful, beautiful delineation of character and place...to moments of haunting power. She is brilliant, too, at offering us different perspectives" * Financial Times *
"Tessa Hadley is an understated writer whose concentration on the details of everyday life belies a breathtaking acuity and articulateness... She once again visualizes the monochrome mundanity of ordinary existence in glorious Technicolor... Hadley captures shades of almost imperceptible grey that the reader only recognizes after reading... Hadley shows, with dizzying aplomb, that the distinction between "literary" fiction and the best domestic fiction is spurious." -- Leyla Sani * Independent *

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“Truths kept apart”

It’s easy to look at a railway line as a pair of parallel tracks: two separate threads which should and must remain apart if an accident is to be avoided. Equally, two worlds kept apart by those tracks are better off... More

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“Truths kept apart”

It’s easy to look at a railway line as a pair of parallel tracks: two separate threads which should and must remain apart if an accident is to be avoided. Equally, two worlds kept apart by those tracks are better off... More

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“Don't waste your time”

I totally agree with the previous reviewer. It is well written and is easy to read but ultimately the stories don't deliver, they just stop. Cora's tale is the more interesting of the two but only marginally...

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