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  • Published: 19 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141925080
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

How I Live Now




Meg Rosoff's powerful tale of love and war

It would be much easier to tell this story if it were all about a chaste and perfect love between Two Children Against the World at an Extreme Time in History. But let's face it, that would be crap. Daisy is sent from New York to England to spend a summer with cousins she has never met. They are Isaac, Edmond, Osbert and Piper. And two dogs and a goat. She's never met anyone quite like them before - and, as a dreamy English summer progresses, Daisy finds herself caught in a timeless bubble. It seems like the perfect summer. But their lives are about to explode. Falling in love is just the start of it. War breaks out - a war none of them understands, or really cares about, until it lands on their doorstep. The family is separated. The perfect summer is blown apart. Daisy's life is changed forever - and the world is too.

  • Published: 19 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141925080
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Meg Rosoff

Meg was born in Boston, USA but now lives in Highbury, London with her husband, the painter Paul Hamlyn, and their daughter Gloria.

How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff's debut novel, which won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. It garnered the sort of rave acclaim most writers only ever dream of. Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, championed it right from the beginning, saying, 'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages I knew that she could persuade me to believe almost anything.'

Since How I Live Now, Meg has gone on to write several award-winning books for teenagers including Just in Case, What I Was and The Bride's Farewell. She has also written Jumpy Jack and Googily, Meet Wild Boars and Wild Boars Cook for very young children and a special pocket money Puffin called Vamoose!

Visit Meg's website at www.megrosoff.co.uk.

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