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Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel (nominee)
In 1962, a 16-year-old boy is dropped off by his father at a boarding school on the windswept coast of East Anglia. It is a model of its kind - the rooms are freezing, the food is disgusting, the older boys are sadistic, and the masters are the ineffectual, damaged castoffs of a dying Empire.

But the boy is used to the drill and well practiced at detached dreaming, imagining himself someone else, somewhere else. Until one day, falling behind one of the regular runs along the coast, he meets Finn.
Finn seems like a character from a novel, or a dream. Dressed in clothes that look the way they did a century before, Finn lives alone with his cat in a tiny fisherman's hut. The two become friends, the boy risking scandalous rumour and expulsion from school.

But the idyll cannot last, disaster invades from all sides, and the boy discovers that nothing has been what he believed.

What I Was will cement Meg Rosoff's reputation as a writer of extraordinary skill and sensitivity, who recreates with uncanny exactness the passions of youth.

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July 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: What I Was (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-4104-0787-X / 978-1-4104-0787-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-385-66397-8 / 978-0-385-66397-7 (USA edition)
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: What I Was: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-670-01844-9 / 978-0-670-01844-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-14-138343-7 / 978-0-14-138343-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-14-134942-5 / 978-0-14-134942-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-385-66398-6 / 978-0-385-66398-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: What I Was: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-452-29023-6 / 978-0-452-29023-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-14-103831-4 / 978-0-14-103831-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-14-132246-2 / 978-0-14-132246-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-14-138392-5 / 978-0-14-138392-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Audio Editions

February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-4332-0851-2 / 978-1-4332-0851-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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February 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Rosoff, Meg
ISBN: 1-4332-0852-0 / 978-1-4332-0852-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Rosoff, Meg
ISBN: 1-4332-0853-9 / 978-1-4332-0853-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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January 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-4332-0849-0 / 978-1-4332-0849-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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January 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: What I Was
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-4332-0850-4 / 978-1-4332-0850-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: What I Was - on Playaway
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-60640-271-4 / 978-1-60640-271-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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May 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: What I Was
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August 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: What I Was
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Publisher: Penguin
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January 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: What I Was: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Penguin Books
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