Carnegie Shortlist

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Sat Jun 19 14:08:40 EDT 2004


Alison:
> >David Almond, Fire Eaters
> >Jennifer Donelly, A Gathering Light
> >Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
> >Elizabeth Laird, The Garbage King
> >Mivhael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful
> >Linda Newbery, Sisterland
>
> That's interesting that Donnelly's book was published under a different
> title in the UK.  In the US it's A Northern Light (in case you're trying
to
> find a copy!)

The obvious explanation is that in the UK it would have sounded too much
like *Northern Lights* (which would not have been a problem in the US, where
NL was published as *The Golden Compass*).  Not that the obvious solution is
the correct one...

Charlie

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