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Jan Mark


UK flag (1943 - 2006)

Jan Mark was a British author, best known as a writer for children. She was christened Janet Marjorie Brisland in Welwyn Garden City in 1943 and was raised and educated in Kent. She was a secondary school teacher between 1965 and 1971, and became a full-time writer in 1974. She wrote over fifty novels and plays and many anthologized short stories. She was divorced, and is survived by her daughter Isobel. Her son Alex took his own life 8 months after her death. She won the Carnegie Medal for "Thunder and Lightnings" (1976) and for "Handles" (1983).

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction
 
Novels
   Thunder and Lightnings (1976)
   Under the Autumn Garden (1977)
   The Ennead (1978)
   Divide and Rule (1979)
   The Short Voyage of the 'Albert Ross' (1980)
   Hairs in the Palm of the Hand (1981)
   Aquarius (1982)
   The Dead Letter Box (1982)
   Handles (1983)
   At the Sign of the 'Dog and Rocket' (1985)
   Trouble Halfway (1985)
   Frankie's Hat (1986)
   Zeno Was Here (1987)
   Dream House (1987)
   The Twig Thing (1988)
   Man in Motion (1989)
   Finders, Losers (1990)
   Time and the Hour (1990)
   The Hillingdon Fox (1991)
   The Snow Maze (1992)
   Great Frog and Mighty Moose (1992)
   The Mermaid of Banff (1992)
   All the Kings and Queens (1993)
   Silly Tails (1993)
   They Do Things Differently There (1994)
   Taking the Cat's Way Home (1994)
   Harriet's Turn (1994)
   A Fine Summer Knight (1995)
   Under the Red Elephant (1995)
   The Coconut Quins (1997)
   The Sighting (1997)
   God's Story (1997)
   My Frog and I (1997)
   Lady Long-legs (1999)
   The Eclipse of the Century (1999)
   Mr. Dickens Hits Town (1999)
   The Lady with Iron Bones (2000)
   Heathrow Nights (2000)
   Something in the Air (2003)
   Stratford Boys (2003)
   Eyes Wide Open (2003)
   Useful Idiots (2004)
   Riding Tycho (2005)
   The Electric Telepath (2005)
   Robin Hood All at Sea (2005)
   Turbulence (2005)
   Voyager (2006)
   Road Closed (2006)
   King John and the Abbot (2006)
   Formula One (2010)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Jan Mark
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Short stories
Nule (1977)
Kieselguhr's Syndrome (1999)


Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1977) : Thunder and Lightnings
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1984) : Handles