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Jan Mark (22 June 1943 - 16 January 2006) 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).

She is known for her acutely-observed short stories which are concise and show an imaginative use of language. She also wrote novels about seemingly ordinary children in contemporary settings, e.g. Thunder and Lightnings, as well as science fiction novels set in their own universes with their own rules, e.g. The Ennead. Her last works include the young adult novels The Eclipse of the Century and Useful Idiots.

The title of Thunder and Lightnings, a story set in rural Norfolk, is a reference to the British RAF jet fighter the English Electric Lightning and in turn inspired the name of a website of the history of that aeroplane and others of a similar time.[1]

Jan Mark was popular in Flanders, Belgium, where she participated in an educational project to stimulate teachers of English into using teenage fiction in the classroom. Her Flemish friends devoted a website to her and to her work. [2]

Jan Mark died suddenly at her home in Oxford from meningitis-related septicaemia in January 2006.

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Total Books: 237
The Museum Book A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections
2014 - The Museum Book a Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780763675004
ISBN-10: 0763675008
Genre: Children's Books
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Robin Hood All at Sea
2009 - Robin Hood All at Sea (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781846485831
ISBN-10: 1846485835
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Rats Wild Reads
2009 - Rats Wild Reads (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780199119301
ISBN-10: 0199119309
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Strat and Chatto
2008 - Strat and Chatto (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781406313451
ISBN-10: 1406313459
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Too Old to Rock and Roll and Other Stories 700 Headwords
2007 - Too Old to Rock and Roll and Other Stories 700 Headwords [Oxford Bookworms Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780194790741
ISBN-10: 0194790746
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The Museum Book
2007 - The Museum Book (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781844287499
ISBN-10: 1844287491
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Lady Long Legs
2006 - Lady Long Legs (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781406306217
ISBN-10: 1406306215
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King John and the Abbot
2006 - King John and the Abbot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842993859
ISBN-10: 1842993852
Genre: Children's Books
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4u2readok Robin Hood All at Sea
2006 - 4u2readok Robin Hood All at Sea (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781842994085
ISBN-10: 1842994085
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Road Closed
2006 - Road Closed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340861004
ISBN-10: 0340861002
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Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Rover
2006 - Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Rover (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780198385295
ISBN-10: 0198385293
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Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Jake's Alien
2006 - Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Jake's Alien (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780198385301
ISBN-10: 0198385307
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Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Pack of 2
2006 - Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Pack of 2 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780198385318
ISBN-10: 0198385315
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Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Guided Reading Notes Pack of 2
2006 - Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Guided Reading Notes Pack of 2 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780198385325
ISBN-10: 0198385323
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Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Class Pack of 12
2006 - Trackers Giraffe Trackers Variety Fiction Class Pack of 12 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780198386308
ISBN-10: 0198386303
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Riding Tycho
2006 - Riding Tycho (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330400879
ISBN-10: 0330400878
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Voyager
2006 - Voyager (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780333997741
ISBN-10: 0333997743
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Turbulence
2005 - Turbulence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340860991
ISBN-10: 0340860995
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The Electric Telepath
2005 - The Electric Telepath (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099432357
ISBN-10: 0099432358
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Taking the Cat's Way Home
2005 - Taking the Cat's Way Home [Sprinters] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781844281282
ISBN-10: 1844281280
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Useful Idiots
2005 - Useful Idiots (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099473008
ISBN-10: 0099473003
Genre: Children's Books
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2005 - Snow Maze [Sprinters] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2004 - A Jetblack Sunrise [Poetry Powerhouse] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Aeroplanes [Oxford reds] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - Eyes Wide Open [Black Cats] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - Pelican Guided Reading and Writing Year 4 Pack [Pelican Guided Reading & Writing] (Paperback)
2002 - Long Lost [Shock Shop] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - The Snow Maze [Sprinters] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Lady Long-legs [Sprinters] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Shipwrecks [Oxford Reds] (Paperback)
2001 - Rats [Oxford Reds] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - King Herla's Ride [Everystory] (Paperback)
2000 - The Eclipse of the Century [Point - nurses] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Too Old to Rock and Roll [Oxford Bookworms Library] (Paperback)
1998 - Worry-guts Big Book [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Worry-guts Small Book [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - The Coconut Quins [Young Puffin Confident Readers] (Paperback)Hardcover
1997 - Feet and Other Stories [Puffin Teenage Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - This Bowl of Earth [Read and Wonder] (Paperback)Hardcover
1996 - The Hillingdon Fox [New Longman Literature] (Paperback)Paperback
1996 - Under the Red Elephant [Colour Jets] (Hardcover)Paperback
1995 - The Short Voyage of the Albert Ross [Young Puffin Story Books] (Paperback)
1994 - Too Old to Rock and Roll Short Stories [Oxford Bookworms, Green] (Paperback)
1994 - Pb Haddock [Picture Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - Fun (Paperback)Hardcover
1993 - Kings and Queens [Superchamp Books] (Hardcover)
1991 - Man in Motion [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1990 - Boite Aux Lettres Secrete [the Dead Letter Box] (Paperback)
1990 - Divide and Rule [Plus] (Paperback)Hardcover
1989 - Mark Jan Dead Letter Box [Tape:Lib - Cover to Cover Story Tapes] (Paperback)
1988 - The Twig Thing [Read Alone] (Hardcover)Paperback
1987 - The Dead Letter Box [Puffin Cover to Cover Story Tapes] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Handles [Puffin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1986 - Out of the Oven [Viking Kestrel Picture Books] (Hardcover)
1982 - The Long Distance Poet [Dinosaur Strip Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
1980 - Ennead [Pocket Science Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Harriet's Turn [Band II - Longman Book Project] (Paperback)
Izzy Playscript [Star Plays] (Paperback)
Interference [Star Plays] (Paperback)
Worry Guts [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)Paperback
Great Frog and Mighty Mouse [Older Childrens Fiction] (Paperback)
Trouble Half-way [Lythway Large Print Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover