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Jan Mark

UK (1943 - 2006)

Jan Mark was a British author, best known as a writer for children. She was christened Janet Marjorie Brisland in Welwyn Garden City in 1943 and was raised and educated in Kent. She was a secondary school teacher between 1965 and 1971, and became a full-time writer in 1974. She wrote over fifty novels and plays and many anthologized short stories. She was divorced, and is survived by her daughter Isobel. Her son Alex took his own life 8 months after her death. She won the Carnegie Medal for "Thunder and Lightnings" (1976) and for "Handles" (1983).
Thunder and LightningsUnder the Autumn GardenThe EnneadDivide and Rule
The Short Voyage of the 'Albert Ross'Hairs in the Palm of the HandAquariusThe Dead Letter Box
HandlesTrouble HalfwayFrankie's HatDream House
The Twig ThingMan in MotionFinders, LosersThe Hillingdon Fox
The Snow MazeThe Mermaid of BanffAll the Kings and QueensSilly Tails
Taking the Cat's Way HomeHarriet's TurnThey Do Things Differently ThereA Fine Summer Knight
Under the Red Elephant: Colour JetsThe Coconut QuinsThe SightingGod's Story
My Frog and IThe Eclipse of the CenturyLady Long-legsMr. Dickens Hits Town
The Lady with Iron BonesHeathrow NightsEyes Wide OpenSomething in the Air
Stratford BoysUseful IdiotsRiding TychoThe Electric Telepath
Robin Hood All at SeaTurbulenceVoyagerRoad Closed
King John and the Abbot
Nothing to Be Afraid ofFeet and Other StoriesA Can of WormsIn Black and White
Do You Read Me?Too Old to Rock and RollSimply the BestA Jetblack Sunrise
Captain Courage and the Rose Street Gang
Picture Books
FurOut of the OvenStrat and ChattoCarrot Tops and Cotton Tails
This Bowl of EarthFun With Mrs. ThumbHaddockA Worm's Eye View
The Tale of TobiasWorry GutsThe Midas TouchSort It Out!
King Herla's RideRatsShipwrecksAeroplanes
Series contributed to
Long Lost
Anthologies edited
School StoriesThe Oxford Book of Children's Stories
Non fiction
The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections
Anthologies containing stories by Jan Mark
Horror StoriesPhenomenal Future Stories
Short stories
Nule (1977)
Kieselguhr's Syndrome (1999)

Carnegie Medal winner (1977) : Thunder and Lightnings
Carnegie Medal winner (1984) : Handles

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