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Prior, Natalie Jane

Natalie Jane Prior is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books. Her picture book The Paw (1993) (illustrated by Terry Denton) was an Honour Book in the 1994 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards, and Bog Bodies, Mummies and Curious Corpses (1994) was shortlisted for the Eve Pownall Award in 1995. Her books have been shortlisted on numerous occasions for children’s choice awards such as YABBA and KOALA. Natalie’s recent work for UQP includes the Young Adult Fiction novels London Calling (1997), West End Shuffle (1996) and Yesterday’s Heroes (1995), also, Tasha’s Witch (1995) in the Storybridge Series. Her previous books include: The Amazing Adventures of Annabel (1990) and Annabel Abroad (1991). Natalie lives in Brisbane with her husband, Peter, and dog, Ragnar.
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London Calling

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I'm not running away. I'm pursuing my career! Shattered by her father's unexpected death, Carmen Morton decides to achieve her life's ambition: to be a dancer in a London West End musical. But London is a big and lonely city, and the path to fame is paved with unemployment and botched relationships. As she lurches from one disaster to the next, Carmen is forced to re-examine her motives – and confront the unpleasant possibility that she might not make it after all ...


Yesterday's Heroes

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Where do all the old pop stars go? Sometimes they become parents ... When an old film clip of her mother and father dressed in satin disco gear is aired on national television, Marie Harker nearly dies of embarrassment. But with the band's re-formation, Marie begins to realise that her parents' stories about their past are full of inconsistencies. Skelns start tumbling out of the cupboard and Marie learns things about her past she would rather not have confronted.