Charlotte Mendelsons last novel, When We Were Bad, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and was chosen as a book of the year in the Observer, Guardian, Sunday Times, New Statesman and Spectator. She is also the author of Love in Idleness and Daughters of Jerusalem, which won both the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Almost English is her fourth novel. "
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Families come in all shapes and sizes, and when we asked you to suggest books featuring unusual or alternative families over on @panmacmillan’s twitter feed, we were overwhelmed by the response. If you fancy reading outside the usual 2.4 children box, check out some of our favourites.
"What is Charlotte Mendelson's new book about? It's about the terrible, terrible idea that because you are square and frumpy and not rich and totally clueless what you need to do to become a sophisticated person is get yourself to a posh, traditional English boarding school where eve...
Charlotte Mendelson, author of Almost English, on her first public reading as a young writer and her love of the radio.
Charlotte Mendelson reads from her novel Almost English and talks to Claire Armitstead about the awkwardness of being a teenager, why she likes writing about families, and her own experience of Englishness.