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The Resource Almost English, Charlotte Mendelson

Almost English, Charlotte Mendelson

Label
Almost English
Title
Almost English
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Mendelson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the extraordinary new novel from the Orange Prize shortlisted author of When We Were Bad. 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
Tone
Writing style
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10220494
Cataloging source
NOV
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1972-
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Mendelson, Charlotte
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Hungarians
  • Families
  • Family relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Almost English, Charlotte Mendelson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051923815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 p.
Isbn
9781447229933
Label
Almost English, Charlotte Mendelson
Publication
Control code
000051923815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 p.
Isbn
9781447229933

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