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Written by Jan Mark

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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

What the judges said: This is a story of family life, rendered more chaotic than ever by the arrival of a self-obsessed stranger.

Mark demonstrates her unerring ability to unpick the strands of everyday living and make the ordinary appear extraordinary.

The story is told with wry wit and humour, employing sharp irony and masterful dialogue.


Turbulence Synopsis

A tale of how a family becomes entangled in the turbulent lives of another. It's a normal family of sorts - and then another 'normal' family moves into the street and things become weird. The Stranger Who Nearly destroyed My Life would be a good title for a film of what happened next... but would anyone dare to watch it?

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ISBN: 9780340860991
Publication date: 17/11/2005
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340860991
Publication date: 17th November 2005
Author: Jan Mark
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Jan Mark

Jan Mark was born in Hertfordshire during the Second World War. She would have been born in London, but her mother had been evacuated. She moved around a lot as a child, and ended up in Oxford. Sadly, she died suddenly from meningitis on 16 Jan 2006.Jan Mark was one of the most distinguished authors of books for young people. She was twice awarded the Carnegie Medal for her novels Thunder and Lightnings and Handles; and also won the Penguin Guardian Award, the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and the Angel Award for Fiction. Click here to see more of ...

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