Rosie Alison, Shortlisted For Orange Prize, Got No Help From Husband, British Book Chain Founder Tim Waterstone

06/20/2010 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

It might be thought that being married to one of the best known and most influential names in the British books industry could open a few doors for a debut novelist. Even just a tiny bit. But first-timer Rosie Alison faced the same repeated heart-sinking rejection by publishers as many others, which perhaps made her shortlisting today for the 2010 Orange prize all the sweeter.

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