Luxury Hour: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

By Sarah Hall

A short story by Sarah Hall from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre.

In ‘Luxury Hour’, a new mother encounters an old lover after her daily swim and inexplicably lies to him.

Edited by Tracy Chevalier, the full collection, Reader, I Married Him, brings together some of the finest and most creative voices in fiction today, to celebrate and salute the strength and lasting relevance of Charlotte Brontë’s game-changing novel and its beloved narrator.

Author: Sarah Hall
Format: ebook
Release Date: 21 Apr 2016
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-817334-0
Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She is theprize-winning author of five novels – Haweswater, TheElectric Michelangelo, The Carhullan Army, How to Painta Dead Man and The Wolf Border – as well as The BeautifulIndifference, a collection of short stories which won thePortico and Edge Hill prizes. The first story in the collection,“Butchers Perfume”, was shortlisted for the BBC NationalShort Story Award, a prize she won in 2013 with “Mrs Fox”.

Praise for the full collection, READER, I MARRIED HIM: -

”'Dazzling” - DAILY MAIL

”'The success of this book owes much to [Chevalier’s] enthusiasm … it’s quite amazing to see the quality of work on show” - EVENING STANDARD

”'A terrific set of stories by some of our leading novelists, each of whom engages with a chosen aspect of Jane Eyre” - THE NEW STATESMAN

”'A clever idea well-executed; a treat for fans of short fiction and for Brontë's many ardent fans” - KIRKUS REVIEWS

”'Exemplary…written by some of today's best female writers” - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

”'These pieces create a beguiling picture of women and men and desire, in which everyone is searching, like Jane, for happiness and wondering whether marriage is really an answer. The book acts as a prism spreading all kinds of literary and historical refractions, and it’s a reminder that Charlotte Brontë, too, has many sides” - GLOBE AND MAIL