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Anne Fine - Author

About the Author

Fly in the Ointment is Anne Fine's seventh novel. Her first was the critically acclaimed The Killjoy, which was runner up for the David Higham Prize for Fiction. Taking the Devil's Advice and Telling Liddy have both been adapted for radio. The Observer referred to her novel In Cold Domain as ‘a glorious tirade against the grind of motherhood’ and the Evening Standard described All Bones and Lies as ‘splendid, clever, cruel and funny ’. Anne Fine’s work has been translated into over thirty languages. She has two grown up daughters and lives in County Durham.

Featured books by Anne Fine

Other books by Anne Fine

A Remarkable Ear

A Remarkable Ear

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Everyone's always telling Will to stop making so much noise. That is, until he meets music teacher Mr Brand. He thinks Will's not just noisy but that he has a gift and must learn to play the violin. But Will doesn't feel special . He can never find peace to practice at home and carrying a violin around school is too embarrassing. There's also the small matter of his stage fright ... Can he really become the star Mr Brand believes in? Beloved and award-winning author Anne Fine returns with a touching, musical story of patience, practice and courage. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Jamie and Angus Together

Jamie and Angus Together

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A delightful collection of stories about friendship from the award-winning former Children's Laureate Anne Fine. Once best friends, always best friends. Nothing can come between Jamie and Angus - a boy and his toy Highland bull. Join them as they tackle a lively play mate, get muddled in a pretend game, and discover that playing isn't fun unless they are doing it together. These heartwarming stories for young readers are filled with playful adventures and lessons in just how wonderful friends can be. They are brought to life with enchanting black and white illustrations from the celebrated author-illustrator Sam Usher.

Jamie and Angus

Jamie and Angus

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Warm, timeless and humorous illustrated stories about a boy and his soft toy companion by the former Children's Laureate, with new illustrations by celebrated artist Sam Usher. When Jamie sets eyes on Angus he knows they will be the best of friends. On Christmas morning, they're finally united and soon the toy Highland bull is Jamie's constant companion. Jamie and Angus. Angus and Jamie. These heartwarming stories for young readers are filled with playful adventures and lessons in just how wonderful friends can be. They are brought to life with enchanting black and white illustrations from the celebrated author-illustrator Sam Usher.

Eating Things on Sticks

Eating Things on Sticks

Author: Anne Fine Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2019

Eating Things on Sticks

Eating Things on Sticks

Author: Anne Fine Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/12/2019

The Tulip Touch

The Tulip Touch

Author: Anne Fine Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/10/2019

Crummy Mummy and Me

Crummy Mummy and Me

Author: Anne Fine Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2019

Crummy Mummy and Me

Crummy Mummy and Me

Author: Anne Fine Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/09/2019

Goggle-Eyes

Goggle-Eyes

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

The classic award winning story from Anne Fine. Kitty Killin is not just a brilliant story-teller, but also the World's Great Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwelcome boyfriends. So it's no surprise that she's the one chosen to sort out classmate Helly, who's gone into meltdown. Kitty decides to share her story about old Goggle-eyes - possibly one of the worst episodes in her life...

Into the Bin

Into the Bin

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Mr Frost's classroom is always in a mess, and now his class are on a mission to send all the things they don't need off to a charity shop - including the rubbish bin that falls over at the slightest touch! From books to old toys, they bring in all sorts of items to send away in the bin, but little do they know that what one person doesn't want might be just the thing someone else has been looking for. A fun and quirky tale on the wonders of recycling! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Reading Planet KS2 - The Brave Little Tailor - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - The Brave Little Tailor - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

A man as brave as I am, who can kill seven at one blow, should become a king! declared the brave little tailor as he set off to seek his fortune. Before long, a royal reward lies before him - but only if he can defeat a pair of troublesome giants. Will he rid the kingdom of them armed with only his wits, a lump of cheese and a rescued bird? He may just need to be very lucky... The Brave Little Tailor is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

The Chicken Gave it to Me

The Chicken Gave it to Me

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

A classic children's story from one of our best-loved authors, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine. Gemma doesn't believe a chicken could have written a book - chickens can't even read! But here in front of them is The True Story of Harrowing Farm, and its scratchy pages definitely look, well, chickeny. It is an epic tale of cruelty and bravery, the story of a chicken who flies frillions of miles, reaching the heights of intergalactic superstardom, to try to save us humans ... Perfect for boys and girls aged 6 and up, and for fans of Jeremy Strong and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Anne Fine's fun school stories have been delighting children for more than 20 years, winning her awards such as the Smarties Book Award and Carnegie Medal along the way.

Anneli the Art Hater

Anneli the Art Hater

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

A classic children's story from one of our best-loved authors, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine. Anneli hates art. She doesn't like looking at it or thinking about it, and when the paints come out in the art class at school, she just can't stand it. But behind a hidden door in her house, Anneli finds a painting that draws her into an extraordinary story ... Anne Fine's fun school stories have been delighting children for more than 20 years, winning her awards such as the Smarties Book Award and Carnegie Medal along the way. Perfect for boys and girls aged 6 and up, and for fans of Jeremy Strong and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series.

The Tulip Touch

The Tulip Touch

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Reissued for the Originals series of powerful teen fiction. Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She skives off school, cheeks the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies. None of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip exciting. At first she doesn't care that other people are upset and unnerved by Tulip's bizarre games, but as the games become increasingly sinister and dangerous, Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far. Much too far. Racing, in fact, to the novel's shocking ending.

Back on Weird Street

Back on Weird Street

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2018

Asim, Laila and Tom like nothing more than spooking each other out with tales of the unexpected. This summer they're back with three more stories to chill you to the bone. Can your dreams really grant you fortunes and riches? What lurks in the shadows of Number 17? And is Grandma's house really haunted, or is it all just a fun imaginary game? Get ready to head back to Weir(d) Street. It's time for more tales of terror and woe...Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

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