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Postcards from No Man's Land

Written by Aidan Chambers

Part of the The Originals Series

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In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths

This winner of the 2003 Michael Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal, told in dual narratives, takes the reader on a memorable voyage of discovery in a foreign city in the midst of war. This edition includes bonus materials and a new Foreword by the author. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first.

The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

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Postcards from No Man's Land Synopsis

Aidan Chambers' Carnegie-medal winning novel is about love, discovery and betrayal. Jacob, aged 17, is abroad on his own for the time, visiting his grandfather's grave at the commemoration of the Second World War Battle of Arnhem in Holland. Jacob's life-changing experiences are interwoven with the extraordinary wartime story of passion and treachery that he learns from Geertrui, whose family is linked to Jacob's in a way he never suspected.

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Postcards from No Man's Land Press Reviews

A superbly crafted, intensely moving novel. Sunday Telegraph


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ISBN: 9780141371689
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141371689
Publication date: 4th August 2016
Author: Aidan Chambers
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Genres: Historical Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Classics

About Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers lives in Gloucestershire with his American wife, Nancy, who is the editor of Signal magazine. He divides his time between his own writing and lecturing which he does extensively in Australia, the USA and Europe. His provocative and challenging novels for teenagers and young adults have won him international acclaim.

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