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Just In Case

by Meg Rosoff

Just In Case
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    Aug 2006, 256 pages
    Jan 2008, 256 pages

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Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, in 1956, the second of four sisters, grew up in the Boston suburbs, went to "ordinary suburban schools" and then to Harvard. After three years of thinking ‘I've got to get out of here', she packed a bag and got on a plane for London where she applied and was accepted to art college to study sculpture. She says that art school was a disaster, "I was obviously a writer not a sculptor, but I didn't know that then .... but the rest of the year was a revelation. There was an unbelievable amount of fun to be had in London in 1977-78. I'm still reeling."

Eventually she returned to the US and finished her degree, then moved to New York City where she spent ten years working in publishing and advertising before ...

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