Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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 ...This work presents a warm, poignant and true portrayal of a London family in crisis, in love, in denial and - ultimately - in luck.


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"Breathtakingly good." - Barbara Trapido


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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: When We Were Bad
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
ISBN: 0-618-88343-6 / 978-0-618-88343-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: When We Were Bad
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
ISBN: 0-330-44929-X / 978-0-330-44929-8 (UK edition)
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: When We Were Bad: A Novel
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
ISBN: 0-330-44930-3 / 978-0-330-44930-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: When We Were Bad: A Novel
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
ISBN: 0-330-45610-5 / 978-0-330-45610-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: When We Were Bad
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
ISBN: 0-547-08592-3 / 978-0-547-08592-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: When We Were Bad
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
ISBN: 0-230-01797-5 / 978-0-230-01797-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Antony Rowe
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Audio Editions

2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: When We Were Bad
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
ISBN: 1-4056-0527-8 / 978-1-4056-0527-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: When We Were Bad: A Novel
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
Publisher: Picador
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April 2007 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: When We Were Bad: A Novel
Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson
Publisher: Picador
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