Jan Mark's Short Stories

Absalom, Absalom. In: Aidan Chambers (ed.), Ghost after Ghost (Kestrel, 1982).

Air Pressure. In: Aidan Chambers (ed.), On the Edge (Pan Macmillan, 1990).

"And now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring''. In: Enough Is Too Much Already (The Bodley Head, 1988).

Another Door. In: Simon Puttock (ed.), Same Difference (Mammoth, 1998).

Birthday Girl. In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992).

Buzz-Words. In: Enough Is Too Much Already (The Bodley Head, 1988). First published in: A Quiver of Ghosts (The Bodley Head, 1987).

A Can of Worms. In: A Can of Worms (The Bodley Head, 1990).

Charming! In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980).

Childermas. In: Two Stories (Inky Parrot Press, 1984).

The Choice Is Yours. In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980).

Chutzpah. In: Hairs in the Palm of the Hand (Kestrel, 1981).

Closer Than a Brother. In: Do You Read Me? (Heinemann New Windmills, 1994)

The Coronation Mob. In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980). Written for the BBC in 1977, for the television series "Jubilee Jackanory". Originally published in: Jubilee Jackanory (BBC, 1977).

Crocodile Time. In: A Can of Worms (The Bodley Head, 1990).

Dan, Dan the Scenery Man. In: Eyes Wide Open (A & C Black, 2003). First published in: Tony Bradman (ed.), You're Late, Dad (Methuen, 1989).

A Different Ball Game. In: Enough Is Too Much Already (The Bodley Head, 1988). First published in: A Sporting Chance (The Bodley Head, 1985).

Divine Melodious Truth. In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980).

Do You Read Me? In: Do You Read Me? (Heinemann New Windmills, 1994)

Drug-Crazed Thugs Wrecked My Lounge - Exclusive. In: Enough Is Too Much Already (The Bodley Head, 1988).

Efflorescence. In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992). First published in: Beware, Beware (OUP, 1986).

Enough Is Too Much Already. In: Enough Is Too Much Already (The Bodley Head, 1988). First published in: Feet (Kestrel, 1983)

Eye-Opener. In: Eyes Wide Open (A & C Black, 2003). First published in: Tony Bradman (ed.), Love Them, Hate Them (Methuen 1991).

Feet. First published in: Love You, Hate You, Just Don't Know (Evans Brothers, 1980); in: Feet (Kestrel, 1983)

Frankie's Hat. In: Frankie's Hat (Kestrel, 1986)

From the Top Deck. In: John Seely, Frank Green and Graham Nutbrown (eds), From the Top Deck and other stories (Oxford University Press, 1989).

Front. In: A Can of Worms (The Bodley Head, 1990).

The Go-Between. In: Valerie Bierman (ed.), Best of Friends (Mammoth, 1995).

The Gnomon. In: Do You Read Me? (Heinemann New Windmills, 1994)

Grow Your Own. In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992).

How Anthony Made a Friend. In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980).

I Was Adored Once Too. First published in: Is Anyone There? (Puffin, 1978); in: Feet (Kestrel 1983) (adapted for the stage by Stuart Henson)

In Black and White. In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992).

It Wasn't Me. In: Frankie's Hat (Kestrel 1986).

Just Passing Through. In: Do You Read Me? (Heinemann New Windmills, 1994)

Kieselguhrís Syndrome. In: Tony Bradman (ed.), Phenomenal Future Stories (Corgi Books, 1999).

Left Foot Forward. In: Eyes Wide Open (A & C Black, 2003). First published in: Tony Bradman (ed.), Good Sports! (Doubleday 1992).

Light-Sensitive. In: Enough Is Too Much Already (The Bodley Head, 1988).

Like Immortality Almost. In: Enough Is Too Much Already (The Bodley Head, 1988).

Like It Is Round Here. In: Frankie's Hat (Kestrel, 1986)

A Little Misunderstanding. In: Feet (Kestrel, 1983).

Madame Butterfly. In: Mick Gowar (ed.), It Isnít Over Until the Fat Lady Sings (The Bodley Head, 1992).

Marrow Hill. In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980).

Mondamin. In: Wendy Wren (ed.), Heroes and Villains (Rigby, 2002).

Mr and Mrs Johnson. In: Two Stories (Inky Parrot Press, 1984)

Mrs Tulkinghorne's First Symphony. In: Feet (Kestrel, 1983)

Mystery Tour. In: Eyes Wide Open (A & C Black, 2003). First published in: Mick Gowar (ed.), Mystery Tour and other stories of detection (The Bodley Head, 1991)

No-Good Claus. In: Dennis Pepper (ed.), The Oxford Book of Scary Tales (OUP, 1992).

Nothing to Be Afraid of. In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980).

Nule. In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992). First published in: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980)

Old Money. In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992).

The One That Got Away. In: Nora Clarke (ed.), A Treasury of Bedtime Stories (Kingfisher 1993).

Party Wall. In: A Can of Worms (The Bodley Head, 1990).

Poor Darling. First published in: You Can't Keep Out the Darkness (The Bodley Head, 1980); in: Feet (Kestrel 1983).

Post and Telecommunications. In: Feet (Kestrel, 1983)

Resurgam. In: A Can of Worms (The Bodley Head, 1990).

Send Three and Fourpence We Are Going to a Dance. In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980).

Still Life: Remote Control. First published in: Young Winter's Tales (Macmillan, 1978); in: Feet (Kestrel, 1983)

Teeth. In: Eyes Wide Open (A & C Black, 2003). First published in: Peter Dickinson (ed.), Hundreds and Hundreds (Puffin, 1984).

The Travelling Settee. In: A Can of Worms (The Bodley Head, 1990).

They Wait. In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992). First published in: They Wait (Pepper Press, 1983).

Time And the Hour. First published in: Hairs in the Palm of the Hand (Kestrel, 1981).

Too Old to Rock and Roll. In: A Can of Worms (The Bodley Head, 1990).

Uncle Matthew. In: Eyes Wide Open (A & C Black, 2003). First published in: Tony Bradman (ed.), Incredibly Creepy Stories (Doubleday 1996).

Welcome, Yule. In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992). First published in: An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (Hamish Hamilton, 1986)

Who's a Pretty Boy Then? In: In Black and White (Viking 1991; Puffin 1992). First published in: Black Eyes (Pepper Press, 1981).

William's Version. In: Nothing to Be Afraid of (Kestrel, 1980).

List compiled by Tina Breckwoldt. Thanks!