Win a signed copy of Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson


Thanks to our friends at Pan Macmillan, we’ve got two signed first edition copies of Man Booker longlist nominee Almost English to give away. Join our free Book Club for your chance to win…

Almost English is the fourth novel by Somerset Maugham Award-winner Charlotte Mendelson, and it has been nominated for the Orange Prize and now included on the Man Booker longlist.

How to win

We have two signed first edition copies to give away. For your chance to win, simply join the free Dabbler Book Club by completing the form below.

We’ll draw two winners at random from Book Club members on Friday 23 August. If you’re already a member, you don’t need to do anything and will automatically be entered into the draw.

Almost English is described as…

a book about The Ugly Years – the awkward adolescence that pretty much everybody went through. It’s about those searing first crushes; it’s about being an outsider and trying everything you can think of to fit in.

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 bizarre rituals, foods and expectations, by her family’s crushing exuberance and their fierce pride, she knows she must escape. Only the place she runs to – Combe Abbey, a traditional English public school – makes her feel even more of an outsider.

Full of heart and darkness, illicit passion and secret hopes, Almost English is a moving and achingly funny tale of love across the generations.

Here’s Charlotte Mendelson introducing the novel…

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