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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)
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)
ISBN-13: 9781846485831
ISBN-10: 1846485835
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Rats Wild Reads
2009 - Rats Wild Reads (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199119301
ISBN-10: 0199119309
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Strat and Chatto
2008 - Strat and Chatto (Hardcover)
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)
ISBN-13: 9781844287499
ISBN-10: 1844287491
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Lady Long Legs
2006 - Lady Long Legs (Paperback)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
ISBN-13: 9780198386308
ISBN-10: 0198386303
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Riding Tycho
2006 - Riding Tycho (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330400879
ISBN-10: 0330400878
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Voyager
2006 - Voyager (Hardcover)
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)
ISBN-13: 9781844281282
ISBN-10: 1844281280
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Useful Idiots
2005 - Useful Idiots (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099473008
ISBN-10: 0099473003
Genre: Children's Books
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2005 - Snow Maze [Sprinters] (Paperback)
2004 - A Jetblack Sunrise [Poetry Powerhouse] (Paperback)
2003 - Aeroplanes [Oxford reds] (Paperback)
2003 - Eyes Wide Open [Black Cats] (Paperback)
2003 - Pelican Guided Reading and Writing Year 4 Pack [Pelican Guided Reading & Writing] (Paperback)
2002 - Long Lost [Shock Shop] (Paperback)
2001 - The Snow Maze [Sprinters] (Paperback)
2001 - Lady Long-legs [Sprinters] (Paperback)
2001 - Shipwrecks [Oxford Reds] (Paperback)
2001 - Rats [Oxford Reds] (Paperback)
2001 - King Herla's Ride [Everystory] (Paperback)
2000 - The Eclipse of the Century [Point - nurses] (Paperback)
2000 - Too Old to Rock and Roll [Oxford Bookworms Library] (Paperback)
1998 - Worry-guts Big Book [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)
1998 - Worry-guts Small Book [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)
1998 - The Coconut Quins [Young Puffin Confident Readers] (Paperback)
1997 - Fur (Hardcover)
1997 - Feet and Other Stories [Puffin Teenage Fiction] (Paperback)
1996 - This Bowl of Earth [Read and Wonder] (Paperback)
1996 - The Hillingdon Fox [New Longman Literature] (Paperback)
1996 - Under the Red Elephant [Colour Jets] (Hardcover)
1995 - The Short Voyage of the Albert Ross [Young Puffin Story Books] (Paperback)
1995 - The Oxford Book of Children's Stories [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)
1994 - Too Old to Rock and Roll Short Stories [Oxford Bookworms, Green] (Paperback)
1994 - Pb Haddock [Picture Books] (Paperback)
1994 - Haddock (Hardcover)
1993 - Fun (Paperback)
1993 - Kings and Queens [Superchamp Books] (Hardcover)
1991 - Man in Motion [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
1990 - Boite Aux Lettres Secrete [the Dead Letter Box] (Paperback)
1990 - Divide and Rule [Plus] (Paperback)
1989 - Mark Jan Dead Letter Box [Tape:Lib - Cover to Cover Story Tapes] (Paperback)
1988 - The Twig Thing [Read Alone] (Hardcover)
1987 - The Dead Letter Box [Puffin Cover to Cover Story Tapes] (Paperback)
1987 - Handles [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
1986 - Out of the Oven [Viking Kestrel Picture Books] (Hardcover)
1982 - The Long Distance Poet [Dinosaur Strip Books] (Hardcover)
1980 - Ennead [Pocket Science Fiction] (Paperback)
Harriet's Turn [Band II - Longman Book Project] (Paperback)
Izzy Playscript [Star Plays] (Paperback)
Interference [Star Plays] (Paperback)
Worry Guts [Pelican Big Books] (Paperback)
Great Frog and Mighty Mouse [Older Childrens Fiction] (Paperback)
Trouble Half-way [Lythway Large Print Series] (Hardcover)