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A Spot of Bother

A Spot of Bother( )
Author: Haddon, Mark
ISBN:978-0-09-950692-8
Publication Date:May 2007
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Arrow
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

George Hall doesn't understand the modern obsession with talking about everything. 'The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.' Some things in life, however, cannot be ignored.At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her family is not pleased -...
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Book Details
Pages:512
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Family Life / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.6 x 3.2 cm
Book Weight:0.362 Kilograms
Author Biography
Haddon, Mark (Author)
Author and screenwriter Mark Haddon was born in Northampton, U.K. in 1962. He received a B.A. in English from Merton College and a MSc in English Literature from Edinburgh University. Since 1996, he has worked on numerous television projects. He has won two BAFTAs and The Royal Television Society Best Children's Drama for Microsoap, which he created and wrote 12 out of 25 episodes. He also wrote the screenplay for the BBC television adaption of Fungus the Bogeyman.

He has written fifteen children's books including the Agent Z series. In 1994, he was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize for The Real Porky Philips. He won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year Award for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which provides a realistic insight into what it is like to have autism. He currently lives in Oxford with his family. He was runner-up for the BBC National Short Story Award with his title 'Bunny'.

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