Emma Tennant

Emma Tennant

Emma Tennant (b. 1937) was born in London, England and spent her childhood in Scotland. Her best known novels include The Bad Sister, Faustine, and Pemberly. She has three grown-up children and lives in West London.

Strangers

Nonfiction by Emma Tennant

Strangers is a literary memoir by the Scottish novelist Emma Tennant: “a brilliant book about the extraordinary and eccentric Tennant family” (Antonia Fraser). The story begins in 1912, as the world is about to break into war. Emma’s great-aunt, Margot Asquith (wife of Britain’s Prime Minister), maintains an ongoing feud with Emma’s grandmother, the dreamy and beautiful Pamela. Pamela’s son Bim dies on the Somme, and his sacrifice is accepted “as if death lies in the faint outline of garden where it merges with rushes and reedbeds.…
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