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Life: an Exploded Diagram

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PEET, Mal
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Peet writes a moving and clever novel, and his clear, crisp way of telling a (rather long) story makes this version of Romeo and Juliet truly come alive. At the same time, the Cuban Missile Crisis is presented in a gripping way.

AWARDS:

  • WINNER Branford Boase Award 2003 (for Keeper)
  • WINNER Carnegie Medal 2005 (for Tamar)
  • WINNER Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2009 (for Exposure)

GROWING UP | POLITICS | ROMANCE

  • Keeper (Heinemann 2005)
  • The Penalty (Walker 2006)
  • The Woolf Whistle (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • Notes on a Scandal (2006) based on Heller's book.
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989) Jessica's revolt against her cult-like upbringing; based on Winterson's novel.