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A celebration of the life and work of the British author Jennifer Dawson

"Do you think I care whether the doctors and the hospital board decide I am sane or insane? I don't care tuppence about nice quiet friends. Mine is not going to be that kind of existence. I want to live, to feel. I was born for something more than mere sanity. I was born for so much joy. A great possibility of joy. More than you could ever imagine."     - From 'The Ha-Ha'.


Jennifer Dawson's debut novel 

'The Ha-Ha', won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize when it was first published in 1961. The novel is now available again in a paperback edition and as an ebook published by Valancourt Books.  


This edition includes an afterword by the author and an introduction by Professor John Sutherland.

The Ha-Ha is back in print

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Jennifer Dawson

Photograph by Cynthia Bradford

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