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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time


             MARK HADDON (1962 -    )

Mark Haddon was born in 1962 in Northampton, England. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981 and later studied English Literature at Edinburgh University. Mark had a variety of jobs, including work with the mentally and physically disabled. He also worked as an illustrator for different magazines and a cartoonist for New Statesman, Private Eye, and The Guardian. His first book for children, Gilbert's Gobstopper, was published in 1987. He wrote other notable books including the 'Agent Z' series and the 'Baby Dinosaurs' series. His book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, was published in 2003 and has been a big success. This novel won several prestigious awards, including the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year. 


He was asking too many questions and he was asking them too quickly. They were stacking up in my head like loaves in the factory where Uncle Terry works.

This will not be a funny book. I cannot tell jokes because I do not understand them.

I thought this might be another rhetorical question, but I wasn't sure. I found it hard to work out what to say because I was starting to get scared and confused.


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