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Man in Motion

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Lloyd faces up to some difficult decisions about which friends and sporting activities to choose when he starts secondary school in a new town.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 25th 1991 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1970)
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Jan Mark was one of the best writers for children of the second half of the twentieth century. She had a real understanding of young people - particularly boys aged from about 11 to 15, and one of the best ears for dialogue of any author. She also had a great gift for social comedy. I read most of her books some time ago, but there are a few that slipped though the net. Man in Motion was published in 1989, and is a rather slight story, but with flashes of her trademark mordant wit, and, as alway ...more
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British children's author and two time winner of the Carnegie Medal, Janet Marjorie Mark also taught art and English in Gravesend, Kent, was part of the faculty of Education at Oxford Polytechnic in the early 1980s and was a tutor and mentor to other writers before her death from meningitis-related septicaemia.

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