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Charlotte Mendelson

Charlotte Jane Mendelson is an English novelist and editor. She was placed 60th on the Independent on Sunday Pink List 2007.

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Adolescent Apotheosis Awkward Bang Clumsiness Conscious Door Doubting Excessive Failed Hide All Female Fictional Find Frame Great Guests Horror Lost Lost Love Loudly Love Mrs Dalloway Negative Novelist Paying Plain Prone Protagonists Read Reader Reading Reminds Self-Conscious Shoulder Show Show Me Single Socially Socially Awkward Storm Talent Thing Unforgettable Waters Weep Zola Less More Hide All See All
Whether it's Mrs Dalloway's lost love or Thérèse Raquin's burgeoning horror, The Paying Guests reminds us of every great novel we've gasped or winced at, or loudly urged the protagonists through, and it does not relent. . . . The Paying Guests is the apotheosis of [Waters'] talent; at least for now. I have tried and failed to find a single negative thing to say about it. Her next will probably be even better. Until then, read it, Flaubert, Zola, and weep.
Show me a novelist – or, indeed, a reader – who wasn’t a socially awkward, self-conscious adolescent, prone to clumsiness and excessive reading and I’ll… well, I’ll probably bang my shoulder on the door frame as I storm out. Many of the most unforgettable female fictional protagonists are gauche, self-doubting, plain and think too much.
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