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The Master Bedroom

(2007)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A single woman at loose ends becomes the object of two men's affections—a father and his teenage son—in this sly, richly drawn novel After more than twenty years in London, Kate Flynn has returned to her family home in Wales to care for her aging mother. Having cast off her academic career, she is unmoored, and when she runs into a childhood friend, David Roberts, at a concert, she finds herself falling for him, although she knows she's grasping at anything to fill the sudden emptiness of her life.
For his part, David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks—his wife, Suzie, has begun acting strangely, moving out of their bedroom, neglecting their children, and disappearing for days at a time—and he begins to seek refuge with Kate from the newfound chaos of his life.
David's seventeen-year-old son, Jamie, is also drawn to Kate's eccentricity and her strange, glamorous old house full of books and music and history. As both father and son set about their parallel courtships, Tessa Hadley's intricate, graceful novel explores the tangled web of connections between parents and children, revealing how each generation replays the stories of the one that came before, in new and sometimes startling patterns.


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August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Master Bedroom
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0-224-07854-2 / 978-0-224-07854-2 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Master Bedroom: A Novel
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0-8050-8076-7 / 978-0-8050-8076-6 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Master Bedroom
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0-09-949926-6 / 978-0-09-949926-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Master Bedroom: A Novel
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0-312-42797-2 / 978-0-312-42797-9 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Master Bedroom
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April 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Master Bedroom
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Title: The Master Bedroom
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March 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Master Bedroom
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 1-84648-537-1 / 978-1-84648-537-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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March 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Master Bedroom
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 1-84648-555-X / 978-1-84648-555-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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January 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Master Bedroom
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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July 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Master Bedroom: A Novel
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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