Family

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Author: Mark Haddon

9781784874063 | PB | pp. 192 | 2019 | Vintage

Where do you go if you can’t feel at home in your own family? This is a collection of selected works from the author Mark Haddon.

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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.

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Author:

Mark Haddon

ISBN:

9781784874063

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Year of Publication:

2019

Publisher:

Vintage

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author was born in Northampton in 1962.

He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning later to study for an M.Sc. in English Literature at Edinburgh University. He then undertook a variety of jobs, including work with children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. He also worked as an illustrator for magazines and a cartoonist for New Statesman, The Spectator, Private Eye, the Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian (for which he co-wrote a cartoon strip).

His first book for children, Gilbert’s Gobstopper, appeared in 1987 and was followed by many other books and picture books for children, many of which he also illustrated. These include the ‘Agent Z’ series and the ‘Baby Dinosaurs’ series. From 1996 he also worked on television projects, and created and wrote several episodes for Microsoap, winning two BAFTAs and a Royal Television Society Award for this work.

Mark Haddon teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and Oxford University.

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