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Mark Dapin

Mark Dapin has been editor in chief of ACP\'s men\'s magazines, and a newspaper columnist. Spirit House is his second novel, published in Australia to great acclaim in 2011. Born in Leeds in 1963, Dapin moved to Australia in the late 1980s and now lives in Sydney with his partner and two children.
Mark Dapin Spirit House
David is 13 and confused. His mum has gone off with her lover and sent David to his grandparents to give her new relationshp some “space”. David’s grandfather, Jimmy – a Jewish veteran and survivor of the enforced labour on the Thai-Burma railway – is 70. Haunted by the ghosts of long-dead comrades, the only person he can confide in is a 13-year-old from a different world. Funny, wise and deeply moving, ...