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When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson
  

When We Were Bad

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May 2007 Book of the Month.

After Leo walks out on his wedding to run off with the wife of his Rabbi we follow the unravelling lives of those affected by this event and the cracks that were already forming, in this seemingly perfect family, begin to break wide open. Trust, loyalties, love and friendship are all put to the test in a novel with a cracking pace. The interplay between the characters is absorbing and humorous and thoroughly believable, you won’t be able to put this one down.

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Synopsis

When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson

Claudia Rubin is in her heyday. Wife, mother, rabbi and sometime moral voice of the nation, it is she whom everyone wants to be with at her older son’s glorious February wedding. Until Leo becomes a bolter and the heyday of the Rubin family begins to unravel . . .

His calm, married, more mature sister, Frances, tries to hold the centre together but the stresses, for Frances, force her to re-examine her own middle way and lead to a decision as shocking in its way as Leo’s has been.

Meanwhile, Claudia's husband Norman has, uncharacteristically, a secret to hide – a secret whose imminent unveiling he can do nothing about . . .

A warm, poignant and true portrayal of a London family in crisis, in love, in denial and – ultimately – in luck.

About the Author

Charlotte Mendelson

Charlotte Mendelson was born in London in 1972 and grew up in Oxford. She has written and reviewed for, among other places, the TLS, the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and the Observer and now works as a publisher. She lives in North London with her family.

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Publication date

4th May 2007

Author

Charlotte Mendelson

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback

Categories

Family Drama
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ISBN

9780330449298

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