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  • Published: 2 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742285467
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 180

The Nest

Paul Jennings is a master story-teller of the twisted and the macabre. In this book, he explores the tortured introspection of an alienated young boy.

I hear a dragging sound followed by my father's limping appearance at the door.

I look at him in horror.

He's starting at me, glasses askew, waving the birds' nest.
'You imbecile.  You left me hanging there.
What were you trying to do?  Kill me?'

If only he knew.  I'm not trying to kill him.
I'm trying not to kill him!

'The tender yet unsparing depth of characterisation in the novel is matched by the limped beauty of the writing, the sensual evocation of the snowfields setting and the compelling nature of the story.'
Weekend Australian

'A dark, gripping tale.'
The Age

'The ending is a dramatic as they come.'
Sydney Morning Herald


  • Pub date: 2 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742285467
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 180

About the Author

Paul Jennings

The Paul Jennings phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985. Since then, readers all around the world have devoured his books.

Paul has written over one hundred stories and has been voted 'favourite author' more than forty times by children in Australia, winning every children's choice award. The top rating TV series Round the Twist and Driven Crazy are based on a selection of his enormously popular short-story collections such as Unseen! which was awarded the 1999 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Children's Book. In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001. Paul has sold more than 8 million books worldwide.

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