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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.

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Other books by Anne Fine

Madame Doubtfire

Madame Doubtfire

Author: Anne Fine, Roy Blatchford, Jackie Head Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/1996

What's the hook? This hilarious novel has been successfully adapted, by Twentieth Century Fox, into the popular film `Mrs Doubtfire' staring Robin Williams and Sally Field. What are the themes? Family, relationships and responsibility. Teaching points? Provides opportunities for storyboarding, media work and creative writing.

Goggle Eyes

Goggle Eyes

Author: Anne Fine, Roy Blatchford, Julie Revans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/1996

What's the hook? The protagonist's humour and shrewd insight makes this a Gripping novel. What are the themes? Step-families, conflicting generations, home and school life. Teaching points? Many excellent passages which are good models for pupils' writing.

The Diary of a Killer Cat

The Diary of a Killer Cat

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/02/1996

Everyone loves the wickedly dry sense of humour of The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine. Okay, Okay. So hang me. I killed the bird. For pity's sake, I'm a cat. Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about. Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble? The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family as told by the killer cat himself. 'Anne Fine knows how to make readers laugh' Guardian Anne Fine has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults. The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year; and Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize. Anne Fine was named Children's Laureate in 2001 and was awarded an OBE in 2003.

Madame Doubtfire

Madame Doubtfire

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/1995

Lydia, Christopher and Natalie are used to domestic turmoil. Their parents' divorce has not made family life any easier in either home. The children bounce to and from their volatile mother, Miranda, and their out-of-work actor father, Daniel. Then Miranda advertises for a cleaning lady who will look mind the children after work - and Daniel gets the job, disguised as Madame Doubtfire. This bittersweet, touching and extremely funny book inspired the highly successful film Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams.

The Play Of Goggle Eyes

The Play Of Goggle Eyes

Author: Anne Fine Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/1995

Literature for life

Flour Babies

Flour Babies

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/1994

Let it be flour babies. Let chaos reign. When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times.

Flour Babies

Flour Babies

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/1993

Let it be flour babies. Let chaos reign. When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times.

The Worst Child I Ever Had

The Worst Child I Ever Had

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/1993

'It was the worst sight that I have ever seen in all my years of babysitting.' Why does Mrs Mackle think Susan Solly is the worst child ever? Just what did Susan do that was so terrible? And what did it have to do with snails?

Goggle-Eyes

Goggle-Eyes

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/1990

Kitty Killin is not only a good storyteller, but also the World's Greatest Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwanted boyfriends. Particularly when there's a danger they might turn into new and unwanted stepfathers...

Crummy Mummy and Me

Crummy Mummy and Me

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/1989

'I don't think my mum's fit to be a parent, really I don't.' How would you feel if your mother had royal-blue hair and wore lavender fishnet tights? But Minna's whole family (including her mum's punk boyfriend, Crusher Maggot) is a bit unusual. Being the only sensible one is not easy for Minna...

The Granny Project

The Granny Project

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/1986

Anne Fine's story of how one family looks after their aging grandmother. The book contains a sensitive and funy playscript suitable for classwork and school production, accompanied by resources including background material and lively activities. When Natasha and Henry decide to put Granny into a home, their four children Nicholas, Tanya, Ivan and Sophie start up a major protest. Nicholas and Tanya begin a series of tantrums and nightmares about Granny going away, while Evan and Sophie write the devastating 'Granny Project': a full account of their grandmother's life for a social science project at school. Their parents finally give in and announce that Granny can stay - on the condition that all the nursing and caring must be done by the children themselves!

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