My Mother’s Wedding: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him
A short story by Tessa Hadley from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre.
In ‘My Mother’s Wedding’, a bohemian wedding party takes an unexpected turn for the bride and her daughter.
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.
”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
”'These stories will enrich and complicate future readings of Jane Eyre, as the best fan fiction should … If Brontë was going to drop in on any of the celebrations for her bicentenary, I can’t help but think she would get a kick out of this collection” - GUARDIAN
”'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
”'This collection is stormy, romantic, strong - the Full Brontë” - The Times
”'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
”'Absorbing and entertaining, READER, I MARRIED HIM is an inventive and a satisfying tribute to a great novel” - Book Reporter
”'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