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Chaplin & Company

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014

Leaving her tiny English village for the bright lights of London, Odeline Milk is finally going to make her dream a reality: to establish herself as a mime artist. She certainly wears the clothes for it: white collarless shirt, waistcoat, baggy black trousers, walking stick and bow tie have long been her uniform. She's an unusual young woman.

With the inheritance left by her mother, Odeline buys her own little patch of London: an old houseboat on the canal. What she doesn't know yet is that for some the city's canals have an appeal of their own. They are below the eyeline, a sort of halfworld, a good place to hide for a community of curious outsiders, all with their own stories to tell - stories that might help a certain young lady to think differently about life.

As Odeline becomes enmeshed in her new community, her naivety starts to ebb away; the first thing she learns is that she doesn't know much about life at all.

Mave Fellowes has an MA in Creative and Life Writing. Many days spent watching the water finally inspired her to write her first book, Chaplin and Company, set on and around the London waterways. Prior to this, she had several pieces of work published in Granta and various other publications.

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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Chaplin & Company: A Novel
Author(s): Mave Fellowes
ISBN: 0-87140-744-2 / 978-0-87140-744-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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March 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: Chaplin And Company
Author(s): Mave Fellowes
ISBN: 1-4448-1878-3 / 978-1-4448-1878-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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May 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Chaplin and Company
Author(s): Mave Fellowes
ISBN: 0-224-09735-0 / 978-0-224-09735-2 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chaplin and Company
Author(s): Mave Fellowes
ISBN: 0-09-957876-X / 978-0-09-957876-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Title: Chaplin and Company
Author(s): Mave Fellowes
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Title: Chaplin and Company
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Title: Chaplin & Company: A Novel
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May 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chaplin and Company
Author(s): Mave Fellowes
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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