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When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There (Audio cassette / Audio, Abridged edition)

By Robinson, Joan G.
Read by Francis, Jan

Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. One day the girl vanishes, and Anna, befriending the new family, finds her first friend and tutor wasn't quite what she seemed. This is a ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families an... read full description below.

ISBN 9780007134878
Barcode 9780007134878
Published 2 April 2002 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (4 other possible title(s) available)
Series Modern Classics on Tape
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ISBN-13 9780007134878
ISBN-10 0007134878
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 2 April 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio cassette/Audio, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Robinson, Joan G.
Read by Francis, Jan
Series Modern Classics on Tape
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 106mm
Height: 139mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 117g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Beautifully planned, hauntingly written, these chapters hold a thrilling intensity... The most striking novel in its genre since Tom's Midnight Garden Times Literary Supplement Extraordinarily potent fantasy... the climax is both thrilling and intensely moving. The Spectator Deeply perceptive Children's Book News

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Author's Bio

The second of four children of barrister parents, Joan Robinson spent her early childhood in Hampstead Garden Suburb. She went to seven schools, but passed no exams. Having always wanted to be an illustrator, she began with fourteen books for small children, and later moved on to older children's fiction. She is internationally renowned for her TEDDY ROBINSON books.

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