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Free Love – Tessa Hadley

Event Details

One-off event
Date: 27/03/2023 | Venue: The Greyhound
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Reading Group Supper at The Greyhound Monday 27th February... Bookings now open

Free Love


At our  gathering from 7.00pm on Monday 27th March we’ll be talking about Tessa Hadley’s Free Love.

As London comes alive with the 1960s youth revolution, one woman makes a choice that defies all expectations.

‘It’s 1967 and London is alive with the new youth revolution. In the suburbs, meanwhile, Phyllis Fischer inhabits a world of conventional stability. Married with two children, her life is both comfortable and predictable.

But when Nicky – a twenty-something friend of the family – visits one hot summer evening and kisses Phyllis in the dark of the garden, something in her catches fire. Newly awake to the world, Phyllis makes a choice that defies all expectations . . .’

Publisher’s Synopsis

Praise for the Novel

‘My favourite author’ Kate Atkinson

‘Achingly moving and real’ Guardian

‘Beguiling’ Hilary Mantel

‘Compelling’ Elizabeth Day

‘Will bring you to tears’ Daily Mail

About the Author

Tessa Hadley is the author of eight highly praised novels, Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Everything Will Be All RightThe Master BedroomThe London Train, Clever GirlThe PastLate in the Day, Free Love and three collections of stories, SunstrokeMarried Love and Bad Dreams.

She won the Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction in 2016, The Past won the Hawthornden Prize for 2016, and Bad Dreams won the 2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Her stories appear regularly in the New Yorker.


New Menu
27th March 2023

The Greyhound
Pub Grub/Burger Mains:

Fish & Chips

Ham Egg & Chips (gf)

Bangers & Mash (gf)

Vegan Tart (vg)

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chill con Carne, Rice & Sour Cream

Chicken Leek & Ham Pie

Aberdeen Angus Burger

Southern Fried Chicken Burger

Vegan Bean Burger (vg)

Pub Grub items all come with a range of veg.
Burgers all come with fries and slaw.

Dietary Requirements: We have indicated which mains are Vegan (vg) and Gluten-free (gf). For other allergen information please contact The Greyhound directly: info@thegreypub.com phone: 01206 825573

Meal bookings
The Greyhound have requested we forward your individual pre-orders for Mains in advance. Please make your pre-order choices from their Pub Grub/Burger menu (above) using the attached form. Please pre-book your order before 2pm on Saturday 25th March. You will pay The Greyhound for your meals individually on the night. Drinks, Puds and other extras such as Bar Bites, Small Plates and Sides cannot be pre-ordered and should be requested individually on the night. We appreciate your co-operation over this particular arrangement.

PS We cannot be responsible for any order cancellations unless you let us know these before Saturday 25th of March.

A .PDF copy of The Greyhound’s current menu can be downloaded here.

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