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Mick Jackson - Author

About the Author

Mick Jackson is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter from Lancashire, UK, now living in Brighton. He studied drama and then completed the Creative Writing MA course at the University of East Anglia where his tutors were Malcolm Bradbury, Rose Tremain and Michele Roberts. Mick’s first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, and won The Royal Society of Authors’ First Novel Award. He has since published several novels and short story collections, as well as writing and directing screenplays and documentaries. He has recently started writing for children and While You’re Sleeping is his first book for this younger audience.

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Yuki chan in Bronte Country

Yuki chan in Bronte Country

Author: Mick Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2017

Yuki is visiting her sister in the UK, but is also secretly retracing their mother's footsteps from a holiday ten years before. Something terrible happened not long after her mother's visit and Yuki wants to find out the cause. With the help of a local girl, Denny, she sets out to unearth and explain her family's secrets . . .

The Underground Man

The Underground Man

Author: Mick Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2016

The Widow's Tale

The Widow's Tale

Author: Mick Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

A newly-widowed woman has done a runner. She just jumped in her car, abandoned her (very nice) house in north London and kept on driving until she reached the Norfolk coast. Now she's rented a tiny cottage and holed herself away there, if only to escape the ceaseless sympathy and insincere concern. She's not quite sure, but thinks she may be having a bit of a breakdown. Or perhaps this sense of dislocation is perfectly normal in the circumstances. All she knows is that she can't sleep and may be drinking a little more than she ought to. But as her story unfolds we discover that her marriage was far from perfect. That it was, in fact, full of frustration and disappointment, as well as one or two significant secrets, and that by running away to this particular village she might actually be making her own personal pilgrimage. By turns elegiac and highly comical, The Widow's Tale conjures up this most defiantly unapologetic of narrators as she begins to pick over the wreckage of her life and decide what has real value and what she should leave behind.

Bears of England

Bears of England

Author: Mick Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2009

'There is no category of bear whose story makes for more depressing reading, and whose miserable existence heaps more shame on humanity than that which follows...' Taking in these bears in chains, the circus bears of Bristol, the Victorian sewer bears and the spirit bears of the early years, among others, Mick Jackson's strange beast of a book explores some little known chapters in England's past. Mixing folk tale with fantasy, and history with myth, the narrative that unfolds is dark, playful and filled with magical moments, as it marches ever forward towards a strange convergence.

The Underground Man

The Underground Man

Author: Mick Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

One of the most acclaimed novels of recent times, The Underground Man is the fictionalised diary of a deeply eccentric English aristocrat. The duke has just completed a network of tunnels beneath his estate. His health is failing, but his imagination seems to know no bounds. And while he spends more time underground and retreats ever deeper into the darker corners of his house there are some ghosts that demand to be acknowledged and some memories which insist on making themselves known.

Ten Sorry Tales

Ten Sorry Tales

Author: Mick Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

From the pen of Mick Jackson, author of The Underground Man and Five Boys, come these ten acclaimed tales. Featuring undertakers, dark forests, resurrected butterflies and a singularly mean-spirited horse, the stories are nevertheless rooted in the realistic and all too recognisable world of retirement, loneliness, and childhood boredom. By turns funny, scary and heartbreaking, they are always illuminating, and further evidence of one of the most original and brilliant imaginations in contemporary fiction.

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