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April Book- Almost English

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gma Fri 04-Apr-14 10:06:44

Many many thanks for my copy of Almost English which has just appeared on my door mat! I am looking forward to reading it, but must finish Burial Rites first-what a great story!!!
Thanks again gransnet. smile

Anne58 Fri 04-Apr-14 10:38:42

Oddly enough I have just finished Almost English, which I had picked up at the village book swap.

BAnanas Fri 04-Apr-14 10:42:17

My copy has just arrived, thanks Gransnet, I will start it when I have finished Burial Rites.

nonnanna Fri 04-Apr-14 11:28:28

Thank you Gransnet. My copy of Almost English has just been pushed through the letterbox. I shall be starting it later today and will be looking out for the Q&A thread with Charlotte Mendelson.

chloe1984 Fri 04-Apr-14 12:16:55

I have not had the best of weeks however when my copy of Almost English arrived on my doormat this morning it cheered me up no end.Thank you.

merlotgran Fri 04-Apr-14 13:31:19

Mine has just arrived. Thank you, Gransnet.

NannaAnna Fri 04-Apr-14 13:45:56

Just got mine too! Thank you Gransnet smile

sherish Fri 04-Apr-14 13:46:49

My copy arrived this morning. A lovely surprise, thank you.

Galen Fri 04-Apr-14 14:14:12

Mine's just come!
Thank you!

matson Fri 04-Apr-14 14:35:16

Thank you for my copy of "Almost English " will start it soon !

Charleygirl Fri 04-Apr-14 16:26:43

Thank you so much for my copy of "Amost English", what a lovely surprise which I was not expecting.

Grannybug Fri 04-Apr-14 21:41:40

Thank you for my copy of Almost English. Looking forward to reading it.

MrsEggy Sun 06-Apr-14 11:05:10

Thanks for my copy of Almost English. I'm saving it to read on holiday next week.

glammanana Sun 06-Apr-14 14:43:37

Nice little prezzie waiting for me when I came home yesterday,thanks so much looking forward to reading it,next on the list.

Lowslung Tue 08-Apr-14 13:15:56

Absolutely Von-derfool! I have never read any of Charlotte Mendelsons books before - but I will definitely be doing so now.
The descriptions of the "Oldies" are so entertaining and so vivid - i can see them now!
I have no questions, but just want to say that I found the book hugely entertaining, as well as giving a little insight into the "Hungarian way"
Many thanks, Gransnet, for my copy

Deedaa Tue 08-Apr-14 22:07:01

Lovely! I've only just started it but I think I'm going to enjoy it. It reminds me rather of Barbara Hulanicki's description of life with her mad aunt.

hummingbird Tue 08-Apr-14 23:11:52

Thank you for my copy! I'm looking forward to settling down with it soon. smile

dustyangel Wed 09-Apr-14 11:10:15

Received mine yesterday and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thankyou GNHQ.

matson Fri 11-Apr-14 15:14:58

I have just finished " Almost English ", sorry but I found the book just didn't flow right, it was overwritten and disjointed. Maybe I need to reread it at some point.

MamaCaz Fri 11-Apr-14 20:49:44

I read my copy last weekend. To be honest, I found Marina's behaviour barely credible and most of the time I wanted to tell her mother to stop being so wet, but despite that I still got enough enjoyment out of it to make it a worthwhile read.

mrsmopp Sat 12-Apr-14 23:54:53

Delighted to receive a copy of Almost English! Can't wait to start reading it as it looks great. Huge thanks.

nanananana Mon 14-Apr-14 14:03:54

Thank you for my copy. I loved this book. Charlotte were you surprised to be longlisted for the Booker?

oznan Tue 22-Apr-14 14:02:22

I have to agree with matson,sadly Almost English did seem disjointed and I found it difficult to finish the book as I was not really enjoying it.The characters were well drawn but did not capture my imagination.

glammanana Tue 22-Apr-14 14:11:12

I found it hard to start with and couldn't get into it but with every turned page it became harder to put it down I loved the discriptions of the older ladies and their ways they where facinating in the end,a really good read which was worth while persevering with.Thanks GN.

Greenfinch Tue 22-Apr-14 14:27:02

I have only just started it and am struggling a bit because I was thinking the focus would be on the girl. I am sure I will enjoy it if I persevere which I will do.