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Charlotte Mendelson

Rhapsody in Green

Wednesday 19th October at 6:30pm  |  Daunt Books Hampstead  |  Tickets £5.00

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Rhapsody in Green: A Novelist in the Garden is Charlotte's first, and probably last, non-fiction book. It's a portrait of tragic obsession: how a woman with a laughably tiny garden, no knowledge and absurdly high hopes became slave to an urban jungle, where she grows over 100 things to eat. Arguably, it's the most expensive, time-consuming, undecorative and self-indulgent way to grow a salad ever invented, but when tired or sad or cross it never fails to delight. It's my garden: come in. Try not to laugh.


Charlotte Mendelson’s first novel, Love in Idleness, was published in 2001. Her second, Daughters of Jerusalem (2003) won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award. Her third, When We Were Bad (2007), was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Almost English (2013), her fourth, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.


Tickets are £5 and include a glass of wine.