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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407077758
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Postcards From No Man's Land




Aidan Chambers' Carnegie-medal winning novel is about love, discovery and betrayal. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first.

Jacob, aged 17, is abroad on his own for the time, visiting his grandfather's grave at the commemoration of the Second World War Battle of Arnhem in Holland. Jacob's life-changing experiences are interwoven with the extraordinary wartime story of passion and treachery that he learns from Geertrui, whose family is linked to Jacob's in a way he never suspected.

The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407077758
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers was born in County Durham in 1934. After national service in the Royal Navy he became a teacher and then, for seven years, a monk. His young adult novels have been widely acclaimed, with POSTCARDS FROM NO-MAN'S LAND winning the prestigious Carnegie Medal and the US Michael L Printz Award. With his wife Nancy he ran Signal magazine and he has served as the president of the School Library Association. His devoted services to children's literature were recognised by his receipt of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002.

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Praise for Postcards From No Man's Land

The type of serious teenage fiction that should be cherished

Independent

A superbly crafted, intensely moving novel

Sunday Telegraph

A dramatic and moving novel, destined to become a classic

Carousel

Seriously good and compulsively readable novel that spans fifty years and two interwoven stories of love, betrayal and self-discovery

Lyn Gardiner

Emotive and thought-provoking

The Bookseller

Writing and literature at its best

School Librarian

Remarkable for . . . clear-eyed self reflection that also characterises The Diary of Anne Frank and the Rembrandt portraits which Jacob so admires

TES

A terrific novel

Daily Telegraph

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