A celebration of the life and work of the British writer 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
Photograph by Cynthia Bradford