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Mark Haddon - Author

About the Author

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written sixteen books, both for adults and children, and has won two BAFTAS. He has won numerous awards for his bestselling novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, including Whitbread Book of The Year. He lives in Oxford.

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The Porpoise

The Porpoise

Author: Mark Haddon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

'Just downright brilliant... a transcendent, transporting experience' Observer A motherless girl grows up in isolated luxury, hidden from the world by her wealthy father. She believes their life together is normal - but as time passes, she has a growing sense that something between them is very wrong. She cannot escape, so she seeks solace in her books. Her favourite tales are those that conjure ancient worlds - of angry gods and heroic mortals, one of whom will some day come to her rescue. Soon, she will forget where the page ends and her mind begins. 'A full-throttle blast of storytelling mastery' Max Porter

The Porpoise

The Porpoise

Author: Mark Haddon Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

'Just downright brilliant... a transcendant, transporting experience' Observer 'A full-throttle blast of storytelling mastery' Max Porter A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail... So begins a wild adventure of a novel, damp with salt spray, blood and tears. A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore. Pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home. 'A breathless, delightful, utterly absorbing read' Guardian

The Porpoise

The Porpoise

Author: Mark Haddon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

'I really am so very, very sorry about this,' he says, in an oddly formal voice... They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail... So begins a wild adventure of a novel, damp with salt spray, blood and tears. A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore; in which pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home.

Family Vintage Minis

Family Vintage Minis

Author: Mark Haddon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

'Family, that slippery word, a star to every wandering bark and everyone sailing under a different sky' Where do you go if you can't feel at home in your own family? When the people who made you can't fathom who you become? In these three tales of quarrelling clans and fraught reunions, Mark Haddon shows family in its frank, unsparing yet frequently absurd light, and, in doing so charts a stormy course into the crucible of the self. Selected from The Pier Falls, The Red House and A Spot of Bother. VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Discover the in the Vintage Minis 'Head Space' series: Recovery by Helen Macdonald Therapy by Stephen Grosz

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Author: Mark Haddon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Discover this wise, blackly funny, radically imaginative novel that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide 'A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy' Ian McEwan, Sunday Times bestselling author of Atonement It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. This is Christopher's story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

Agent Z And The Penguin From Mars

Agent Z And The Penguin From Mars

Author: Mark Haddon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2018

Pools winner and total wazzock, Dennis Sidebottom has moved next door to Ben - bringing his squeaky-clean kids with him. The Crane Grove Crew - Ben, Barney and Jenks - soon find themselves on the Sidebottom blacklist. Accused of being troublemakers and a bad influence, they decide to shake up the Sidebottom universe with the help of Agent Z, a meteorite and a stolen penguin. It's Agent Z's finest hour! Mark Haddon has a sharp understanding of what makes children tick, and they will delight in the ever more daring, ever more hilarious missions of Agent Z and his three creators.

El hundimiento del muelle

El hundimiento del muelle

Author: Mark Haddon Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2018

El autor de El curioso incidente del perro a medianoche vuelve con su mejor narrativa. Los nueve relatos de esta lrica y poderossima coleccin se adentran en diversos territorios (la aventura clsica, la ciencia ficcin, el cuento alegrico o el realismo despiadado), pero Haddon despliega en todos ellos su inigualable destreza estilstica y esa empata que ha hechizado a los lectores de sus novelas. El resultado final es una fascinante reflexin sobre la condicin humana, la soledad que nos atrapa y los vnculos que, pese a todo, siguen uniendo a los seres humanos. Quienes gozaron con El curioso incidente del perro a medianoche hallarn aqu al mejor Haddon. "e;Una pequea y perfectamente controlada obra maestra."e;Lionel Shriver"e;Mark Haddon es un maestro capturando detalles. El relato que da ttulo al libro es un autntico tour de force y los otros ocho son un ejemplo perfecto de cmo se construye un cuento."e;Kirkus Reviews"e;Escribe con la habilidad de Julian Barnes o, incluso, de Truman Capote."e;The Times

Eight Ghosts The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories

Eight Ghosts The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories

Author: Mark Haddon, Jeanette Winterson, Sarah Perry, Max Porter Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2017

Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English heritage site. Immersed in the history, atmosphere and rumours of hauntings, they channelled their darker imaginings into a series of extraordinary new ghost stories. Sarah Perry's intense tale of possession at the Jacobean country house Audley End is a work of psychological terror, while Andrew Michael Hurley's story brings an unforgettably shocking slant to the history of Carlisle Castle. Within the walls of these historic buildings each author has found inspiration to deliver a new interpretation of the classic ghost story. Relish the imagined terrors at these exhilarating locations: Kate Clanchy, Housesteads Roman Fort | Stuart Evers, Dover Castle | Mark Haddon, York Cold War Bunker | Andrew Michael Hurley, Carlisle Castle | Sarah Perry, Audley End | Max Porter Eltham Palace | Kamila Shamsie, Kenilworth Castle | Jeanette Winterson, Pendennis Castle

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