What I Was

What I Was

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'I was at boarding school in East Anglia, my third. I didn't want to be there. But if there had been no school, there would be no Finn. He lived in a hut on the coast. He was like the hut, in fact - it took a while for both of them to warm up. But that is all I longed for. Finn, warming to me. A nod. Half a smile. Asking me to help on the boat. Not asking me to leave. I didn't want it to end. Now I am waiting for the end, and looking back to the beginning.' Haunting, intense and with a surprising twist in the tale - "What I Was" is unlike anything you will have read before.
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 143 x 222 x 21mm | 336g
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 0141383437
  • 9780141383439
  • 1,001,714

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'Praise for What I Was: 'already a classic' -- Sunday Times 'mesmerizing' - Daily Telegraph 'mordantly funny and searingly well written' - The Times'
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About Meg Rosoff

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.
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3,540 ratings
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4 32% (1,133)
3 33% (1,164)
2 12% (436)
1 4% (136)
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