I is Someone Else by Patrick Cooper


I is Someone Else by Patrick Cooper

It is 1966. Stephen is off on a French exchange, but on the ferry he meets two glamorous new friends of his older brother, Rob, who has been missing for 18 months. They persuade Stephen to travel East with them in search of his brother. He survives drug busts and betrayal in Istanbul, and as he drifts further and further into Asia, the nature of his journey changes utterly. He realises that he is not searching for his brother, so much as struggling to come to terms with a betrayal of trust by his favourite schoolmaster.


This is a wonderful novel, written in a style as lucid and compelling as that of Patricia Highsmith. Independent A cool and compelling travel novel to sit alongside Kerouac's On the road and Alex Garland's The Beach. School Librarian A wonderful novel that would make a terrific film. Achuka

About the Author

Patrick Cooper grew up in Wales, surrounded by dogs, ponies and old books. His favourite stories were included The Sword in the Stone and those by E Nesbit. He was initially a social worker, but more recently has been a puppeteer, writer and director for children's theatre. He is married and has two children.

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160 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

27th November 2003



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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