Zoe's Letter by Mary Hooper
  

Synopsis

Zoe's Letter by Mary Hooper

Two new titles in an exciting new series for reluctant, under-confident or lowability readers. Problems with boys? At home? Can't talk to your friends because it's them that's the problem? Time for a letter to Liz...Fourteen-year-olds Jo, Nicki, Zoe and Amber have been going round together ever since they started at the comprehensive. Their favourite mag, Sue CQ, comes out every Thursday morning and they all love reading the Letters to Liz section: four pages of emotional, heartachy problems. Problems they can laugh or sigh over. Problems a bit like their own. In Amber's Letter, Amber suspects her dad of having an affair. Should she confront him? Or tell her mum and risk splitting the family up? What can Amber do? In Zoe's Letter, Zoe has all the trendiest clothes, all the latest CDs and all the boys. Well, almost all. She's fallen head over heels for Mac, who is going out with her best friend Amber. Should Zoe be loyal to her heart...or to her friend? Time for a letter to Liz...

About the Author

Mary Hooper

Says of herself: I was born in Barnes, South West London, which became expensive and trendy as soon as I left it. I often – nostalgically and rather lazily – use Barnes as a setting for my books. If I speak of a river then I’m thinking of the Thames, and if it’s a park or common then I picture Barnes Common. I was able to utilise all these local points and bring in Mortlake and Richmond, too, when I was writing two books about Queen Elizabeth I’s magician, Dr Dee, who lived in Mortlake.

I started working as a window dresser, but soon went into an office and – very valuable, this, for a writer – learned to type. One day I read a short story, thought that I could do better and sat down and wrote one. I sent it to Jackie, a teenage magazine, and much to my surprise sold it for £14. I was launched as a writer! I went on to write lots of short stories, and then serials, and eventually decided to write a book. At the time, there were hardly any books for teenagers, so I found getting published quite easy, but it’s very different now. I’ve written perhaps seventy or so books for children and young adults, most of them set in modern times, but as soon as I began writing historical novels I realised how much I loved doing this, and decided I didn’t want to write any more modern ones. No, not even any Megans!

I’m married to Richard and we live in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. I’ve still got a VW Beetle, but have upgraded it to a cabriolet version, which will be lovely when the weather improves and I can put the top down (if I can remember how to do it). My children are very grown up, my son is a writer and works for New Scientist and my daughter works for Microsoft - and has recently presented me with a gorgeous first grandson, Mackenzie. I look after him on Wednesdays so don’t ever bother me then! My hobbies are reading (of course), pottering around the house, painting furniture and being nosy (which goes with being a writer).

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Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: 11+

Author

Mary Hooper
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Author's Website

www.maryhooper.co.uk/

Publisher

Publication date

8th April 2002

ISBN

9780744590036


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