reading clever girl, a novel by tessa hadley, a british writer born in 1956. the story follows a girl born that same year from childhood into middle age, living in england. kind of an odd book that hangs back a little. not sure how else to describe how it unfolds but i like it. just reading about her childhood in the 60s to intense teenage love in the 70s is interesting. the writing is rich, descriptive. some of it really takes me back to similar memories. nice to have a book to escape in to ..