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    DescriptionMeg Rosoff, multi award winning author of "How I Live Now", explores the pain of first love and coming-of-age in her compelling novel "What I Was", which was once described by "The Times" as 'Samuel Beckett on ecstasy.' Shall I tell you about the year I discovered love? I'd been kicked out of two boarding schools and the last thing I wanted was to be here, on the East Anglian coast, in a third. But without St Oswald's, I would not have discovered the fisherman's hut with its roaring fire, its striped blankets, its sea monster stew. Without St Oswald's, I would not have met the boy with the beautiful eyes, the flickering half-smile, and no past. Without St Oswald's I would not have met Finn. And without Finn, there would be no story. Shall we begin? "...thrilling and sensitively told". ("Observer"). "...mordantly funny and searingly well written". ("The Times"). Bestselling author Meg Rosoff has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her first novel "How I Live Now" (winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize). Her other novels, "Just in Case" (winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal) and "The Bride's Farewell", are also available from Puffin. Follow Meg on Twitter @megrosoff.


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    Title
    What I Was
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Meg Rosoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 210 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141322469
    ISBN 10: 0141322462
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    BIC E4L: F11+
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 823.92
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BIC subject category V2: 5AN
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    14 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Meg Rosoff had three or four careers in publishing and advertising before writing her highly acclaimed first novel, How I Live Now. She moved from New York City to London in 1989, where she lives with her husband and daughter. What I Was is her third novel, after How I Live Now and Just in Case, for which she was awarded the Carnegie Medal.
    Review quote
    Praise for What I Was: 'Already a classic' -- Sunday Times 'Mesmerizing' - Daily Telegraph 'Mordantly funny and searingly well written' - The Times