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Meg Rosoff - Author

About the Author

Meg Rosoff grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to London in 1989. The bestselling author of ten books, she has won or been shortlisted for twenty international awards including the Orange First Novel Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the National Book Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Her first novel, How I Live Now, has sold over one million copies and was made into a feature film. Meg Rosoff was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2014. She lives in London with her husband, daughter and two lurchers.

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Featured books by Meg Rosoff

Jonathan Unleashed

Jonathan Unleashed

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Poor Jonathan. He doesn't remember life being this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act like a person. But one thing he knows for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere. Will he get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the gender of his secret crush? Given how it's going so far, probably not.

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Other books by Meg Rosoff

There Is No Dog

There Is No Dog

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2011

In the beginning there was Bob. And Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species including lots and lots of gorgeous girls. And all of this, he created in just six days. Six days! Congratulations, Bob! No wonder Earth is such a mess. Imagine that God is a typical teenage boy. He is lazy, careless, self-obsessed, sex-mad -- and about to meet Lucy, the most beautiful girl on earth. Unfortunately, whenever Bob falls in love, disaster follows. Let us pray that Bob does not fall in love with Lucy.

Davon, frei zu sein

Davon, frei zu sein

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2010

Meg Rosoff - eine groe Ausnahmeautorin unserer ZeitDem eintonigen Leben in Armut, das zu ihrer Zeit fur Frauen nur aus Kinderkriegen, Hunger und harter Arbeit besteht, will die junge Pell Ridley sich nicht fugen. Sie traumt davon, frei zu sein. Am Morgen ihres Hochzeitstages reitet sie mit wehenden Haaren auf ihrem Pferd Jack einer ungewissen Zukunft entgegen. Doch vor die Freiheit eines selbstbestimmten Lebens hat das Leben ihr zahlreiche Stolpersteine in den Weg gelegt ...Meg Rosoff gelingt es wie kaum einer anderen, ihre Leser immer wieder mit ungewohnlichen Geschichten vollkommen zu uberraschen und zu verbluffen. In ihrem neuen Roman entfuhrt sie uns in die raue und dustere Heidelandschaft im Sudwesten Englands in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Voller Wohlwollen ihren Figuren gegenuber, erzahlt sie vom Drama des Erwachsenwerdens und der Suche nach Identitat.

The Bride's Farewell

The Bride's Farewell

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

With its brooding and atmospheric nineteenth century setting, Meg Rosoff's The Bride's Farewell is a romantic novel that continues to haunt and captivate the reader long after reading. On the morning of her wedding, Pell Ridley creeps out of bed in the dark, kisses her sisters goodbye and flees - determined to escape a future that offers nothing but hard work and sorrow. The road ahead is rich with longing, silence and secrets, and each encounter leads her closer to the untold story of her past. And then she meets a hunter - infuriating, mysterious and cold. His fate appears to be strangely entwined with her own. Will he help her to find what she seeks? Or must she continue to wander the earth, searching for love and lost things . . . Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her first novel How I Live Now (winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize). Her other novels, Just in Case (winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal) and What I Was which was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on ecstasy', are also available from Puffin. Follow Meg on Twitter @megrosoff.

How I Live Now

How I Live Now

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

It would be much easier to tell this story if it were all about a chaste and perfect love between Two Children Against the World at an Extreme Time in History. But let's face it, that would be crap. Daisy is sent from New York to England to spend a summer with cousins she has never met. They are Isaac, Edmond, Osbert and Piper. And two dogs and a goat. She's never met anyone quite like them before - and, as a dreamy English summer progresses, Daisy finds herself caught in a timeless bubble. It seems like the perfect summer. But their lives are about to explode. Falling in love is just the start of it. War breaks out - a war none of them understands, or really cares about, until it lands on their doorstep. The family is separated. The perfect summer is blown apart. Daisy's life is changed forever - and the world is too.

Vamoose!

Vamoose!

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2010

This is a very funny, tongue-in-cheek story for older readers all about what happens when a sweet and innocent young couple give birth to a happy, bouncing, and utterly adorable little...moose! It is a Pocket Money Puffin for teens by award-winning author, Meg Rosoff.

Bride's Farewell

Bride's Farewell

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2009

Alex Award WinnerA young woman runs away from home and finds love in the most unexpected placeIn Meg Rosoff's fourth novel, a young woman in 1850s rural England runs away from home on horseback the day she's to marry her childhood sweetheart. Pell is from a poor preacher's family and she's watched her mother suffer for years under the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children. Pell yearns to escape the inevitable repetition of such a life.She understands horses better than people and sets off for Salisbury Fair, where horse trading takes place, in the hope of finding work and buying herself some time. But as she rides farther away from home, Pell's feelings for her parents, her siblings, and her fiance surprise her with their strength and alter the course of her travels. And her journey leads her to find love where she least expects it.Rosoff's magical voice and her novel's ethereal setting will thrill her passionate longtime fans and garner her new ones.From the Compact Disc edition.

Jumpy Jack and Googily

Jumpy Jack and Googily

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Meet Jumpy Jack, a very nervous snail who is afraid of monsters, and Googily who is a very good friend indeed. Wherever they go, Googily kindly checks high and low just to make sure there are no scary monsters about. But, as every child knows, monsters come in many shapes and sizes. Some are even blue with hairy eyebrows and pointy teeth.

What I Was

What I Was

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2008

What I Was is a beautifully crafted and heartbreakingly poignant coming-of-age tale that is set mainly in a hut on an isolated strip of land in East Anglia. The narrator is an older man who recounts the story of his most significant friendship-that with the nearly feral and completely parentless Finn, who lives alone in a hut by the sea. He idolizes Finn and spends as much time with him at the beachside hut as possible, hoping to become self-reliant and free instead of burdened by the boarding school dress code and curfew. But the contrast between their lives becomes ever more painful, until one day the tables turn and everything our hero believes to be true explodes-with dire consequences.

What I Was

What I Was

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2007

'I was at boarding school in East Anglia, my third. I didn't want to be there. But if there had been no school, there would be no Finn. He lived in a hut on the coast. He was like the hut, in fact - it took a while for both of them to warm up. But that is all I longed for. Finn, warming to me. A nod. Half a smile. Asking me to help on the boat. Not asking me to leave. I didn't want it to end. Now I am waiting for the end, and looking back to the beginning.' Haunting, intense and with a surprising twist in the tale - What I Was is unlike anything you will have read before.

Just in Case

Just in Case

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal, the captivating and darkly-comic novel Just in Case is a thrilling coming-of-age story - described by The Times as a modern The Catcher in the Rye - from the bestselling author of How I Live Now Meg Rosoff. Every minute of every day, a million things happen . . . The day David Case saves his brother's life, his whole world changes. Suddenly, every moment is fizzing with what-if's, and it's up to David to outwit fate. Or try to. He changes his name and the way he looks. He leaves home and finds himself caught up in a series of strange and extraordinary adventures. He even falls in love. But is David really in control of his life? And if he isn't - who is? 'Unusual and engrossing' - Independent 'Outstanding' - The Times 'Intelligent, ironic and darkly funny' - Sunday Times Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her first novel How I Live Now (winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize). Her other novels, The Bride's Farewell and What I Was, which was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on ecstasy', are also available from Puffin. Follow Meg on Twitter @megrosoff.

How I Live Now

How I Live Now

Author: Meg Rosoff Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Every war has turning points and every person too.Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins shes never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, its a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisys uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.A riveting and astonishing story.

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