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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409024071
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

They Do Things Differently There


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An original and brilliant novel from one of today's greatest fiction writers

Charlotte has always thought there's something not right about living in Compton Rosehay (aka Stalemate). Perhaps it's the plastic families, the identical rows of houses, or the girls who only talk about diets.
When she meets Elaine, Charlotte sees there is life outside her stifling neighbourhood. Together they spot the cracks in the town's exterior, to discover the hidden world of Stalemate.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409024071
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the Author

Jan Mark

Jan Mark was born in Welwyn, Herts in 1943. She grew up in Ashford, Kent and attended Canterbury College of Art. She taught in a secondary school in Gravesend for six years, before becoming a full-time writer. Her book THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THERE was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Whitbread Children's Award. She won the Carnegie Medal twice, for THUNDER AND LIGHTNINGS and HANDLES, and was a regular reviewer for the Guardian.

She sadly died suddenly in January 2006; a huge loss to the world of children's books.

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