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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9780330422406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/04/2006
  • Category: Literature & literary studies / Poetry
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 168
  • Price: $16.95

For Weddings and a Funeral is a collection of very special poems, for very special occasions.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone... When Matthew spoke these lines in the hit film Four Weddings and a Funeral every reviewer was moved.

Few occasions in our lives are more important than weddings and funerals. Poems selected to fit the person and the event are always special. A poem chosen especially for an important event is often the moment in the service that people most remember.

Author Information

John Marsden is Australia's bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer. His titles include Winter, The Head Book, The Boy You Brought Home and Millie.

John Marsden lives at the Tye Estate, just outside of Melbourne, where he opened a school called Candlebark in January 2006. The school currently has 52 students, ranging from Prep to Year 7.

John Marsden has written more than 40 books, mostly for teenagers and children, including Tomorrow When the War Began, So Much to Tell You, and Letters from the Inside. He has sold over five million books worldwide, and has won every major award in Australia for young people's fiction.

South of Darkness, written for adults, won the Christina Stead Award for Best Novel of 2015. In August 2019, John's newest book, The Art of Growing Up, a non-fiction work about education and parenting, will be published.

John's passionate interest in education led him to start two schools, Candlebark, on a vast forested estate near Romsey Victoria, and Alice Miller, at Macedon, a Year 7-12 school with a particular emphasis on the creative arts. The two schools enrol 380 students in 2019.