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Mark Lowery

  • 5 stars across 12 books
    Mark Lowery Biography
    Mark Lowery is a small man with a big head. He sings like an ostrich, plays the guitar like a squid and speaks Italian like an overcooked lasagne.  

    His first two books - Socks Are Not Enough and Pants Are Everything - were both short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2015 he released the first Roman Garstang Disaster, The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life. This was all about a jam doughnut that ruined the life of someone called Roman Garstang (although you probably already guessed this). The second book in the series - The Chicken Nugget Ambush - will be followed in early 2017 by Attack of the Woolly Jumper, and another one soon after which doesn't have a title yet. 421 Miles, a novel for slightly older readers, will be released in 2018. 

    He lives near Cambridge with his young family.

    Mark's profile photo is of him on a bench that was inspired by The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life.
    2nd June 2016

    The Chicken Nugget Ambush

    An outdoor adventure trip is one thing, but can Roman Garstang survive a chicken nugget-only diet? Roman Garstang is al... More

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    11th January 2018

    Charlie and Me: 421 Miles From Home

    Nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019. 'A marvellous novel, by turns funny and sad .... an empathetic story of k... More

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    3rd September 2015

    The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life

    A jam-fuelled week of disaster is set in motion by a single doughnut! Roman Garstang is obsessed with food - particular... More

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    26th January 2017

    Attack of the Woolly Jumper

    Mark Lowery is far too funny - Jonathan Meres, author of THE WORLD OF NORM Roman endures a royal visit and a school fas... More

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    10th August 2017

    The Great Caravan Catastrophe

    'Mark Lowery is far too funny' Jonathan Meres, author of THE WORLD OF NORM The fourth book in the hilarious and anarchi... More

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    1st February 2012

    Socks Are Not Enough

    Mike Swarbrick's life couldn't get any worse. His pervy best friend gets him embroiled in a scandal involving the girls'... More

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    4th July 2013

    Pants Are Everything

    Michael Swarbrick's pathetic existence had just got better. He was on a date with the girl of his dreams - a romantic do... More

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    6th October 2011

    Socks Are Not Enough

    Mike Swarbrick's life couldn't get any worse. His pervy best friend gets him embroiled in a scandal involving the girls'... More

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    4th October 2018

    The Mighty Mince Pie Massacre

    'Mark Lowery is far too funny' Jonathan Meres, author of THE WORLD OF NORM The sixth book in the hilarious and anarchic... More

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    1st June 2015

    The Most Wonderful Thing in the World

    A funny and heart-warming fairy tale about our values by Vivian French, exquisitely illustrated by Angela Barrett. From... More

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