Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson

Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013: the extraordinary, warm and witty novel from the Orange Prize shortlisted author of When We Were Bad.

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there ...In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by her family's crushing expectations and their fierce unEnglish pride, by their strange traditions and stranger foods, she knows she must escape. But the place she runs to makes her feel even more of an outsider. At Combe Abbey, a traditional English public school for which her family have sacrificed everything, she realises she has made a terrible mistake. She is the awkward half-foreign girl who doesn't know how to fit in, flirt or even be. And as a semi-Hungarian Londoner, who is she? In the meantime, her mother Laura, an alien in this strange universe, has her own painful secrets to deal with, especially the return of the last man she'd expect back in her life. She isn't noticing that, at Combe Abbey, things are starting to go terribly wrong.

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SKU GOR005593718
Title Almost English
Author By (author) Charlotte Mendelson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1447220005
ISBN 13 9781447220008
Edition N/A
Prizes Long-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013. Long-listed for Green Carnation Prize 2013.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there ...In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by her family's crushing expectations and their fierce unEnglish pride, by their strange traditions and stranger foods, she knows she must escape. But the place she runs to makes her feel even more of an outsider. At Combe Abbey, a traditional English public school for which her family have sacrificed everything, she realises she has made a terrible mistake. She is the awkward half-foreign girl who doesn't know how to fit in, flirt or even be. And as a semi-Hungarian Londoner, who is she? In the meantime, her mother Laura, an alien in this strange universe, has her own painful secrets to deal with, especially the return of the last man she'd expect back in her life. She isn't noticing that, at Combe Abbey, things are starting to go terribly wrong.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005593718
Title Almost English
Author By (author) Charlotte Mendelson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1447220005
ISBN 13 9781447220008
Edition N/A
Prizes Long-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013. Long-listed for Green Carnation Prize 2013.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.