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* Brought into the Essential Modern Classic branding, with 'More than a Story' section featuring background information and facts * Promoted to schools via teacher mailings and on www.collinseducation.com * Berlie Doherty is the best-selling and award-winning author of Dear Nobody and Granny was a Buffer Girl , both of which won the Carnegie Medal. * Other Essential Modern Classic available: Elidor (978-0-00-727478-9), The Giver (978-0-00-726351-6) and Journery to Jo'Burg (978-0-00-726350-9) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Berlie Doherty was born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, the youngest of three children. She always wanted to be a writer, but when she was little there were many things she wanted to be - a singer, ballet dancer, air hostess, librarian... Her serious writing started at university, where she trained to be a teacher. Now she lives in an isolated cottage in the country and writes in a barn overlooking the Pennines. She says of her writing: "After I finish a book I'm quite sad because I feel grieved that I have lost someone close; a great deal of myself is in my books." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.