Debut to Chatto

<p>Chatto &amp; Windus has signed a two book deal with debut novelist Jenny Rooney after making a pre-emptive offer to Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander.</p><p>The first book, <em>Inside the Whale</em>, follows a couple who met in London in the Second World War as they look back on their lives.<br /><br />&quot;It is a sharp and funny novel that will appeal to men and women, and across generations, about the mistakes we make and how we learn to live with them,&quot; the publisher said.<br /></p>

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