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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

Big Red Balloon

Big Red Balloon

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Meet the queen in this sweet story by Anne Fine, perfect for children learning to read. Pip's class are sending big red helium balloons off to celebrate their school's 100th anniversary. They ask the people who find them to tell them how far they'd gone. One lands just down the road, one is found in the next town - but Pip's flies all the way to Buckingham Palace! And Pip gets an invitation to have tea with the Queen ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple Meet the queen in this sweet story by Anne Fine, perfect for children learning to read. Pip's class are sending big red helium balloons off to celebrate their school's 100th anniversary. They ask the people who find them to tell them how far they'd gone. One lands just down the road, one is found in the next town - but Pip's flies all the way to Buckingham Palace! And Pip gets an invitation to have tea with the Queen ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Under the Bed

Under the Bed

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Perfect for children learning to read, this is a wonderful story about facing fears as a family from Anne Fine, a former Children's Laureate whose awards include the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. There's never been anything scary under the bed since I was born, and there is nothing scary now. I really believe that. I keep believing it for about five minutes. Then I get less sure. Mum, Dad, Harry and Nana are at their wits' end. How can they prove to Toby that there are no monsters under the bed, so that they can finally get some sleep? Will a new bicycle help? Or a magic spell? Or does this call for something completely different...? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Out for the Count

Out for the Count

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2016

Hugo wants a gerbil, but his dad says it's cruel to keep an animal in a cage. Hugo doesn't agree, and so Dad challenges him to spend a day cooped up in his room. The countdown has barely begun when Hugo starts to go stir-crazy. Warm, witty and wise to the impatience of childhood, this is Anne Fine on great form, encouraging young readers to develop imagination and empathy. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

El diario de un gato asesino

El diario de un gato asesino

Author: Anne Fine Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2016

La pobre Eli se aterra cuando Tufy, su mascota, lleva primero un pajaro muerto a la casa, y despues un raton. Pero Tufy no puede entender por que hace tanto lio, despues de todo, el es un gato. Cual sera la proxima victima que llegue por la entrada de gatos? Podra Eli hacer que su querido gato cambie sus modales salvajes antes de que termine en mayores problemas?

El regreso del gato asesino

El regreso del gato asesino

Author: Anne Fine Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2016

Eli y su familia se van de vacaciones por ello a Tufy le espera una semana de entera libertad. Pero todo comienza a ir mal cuando su nana habitual es sustituida por un grunon clerigo que esta empenado en arruinar sus planes de diversion.

Cyfres Pwsi Beryglus: 4. Parti Pen-blwydd y Bwsi Beryglus

Cyfres Pwsi Beryglus: 4. Parti Pen-blwydd y Bwsi Beryglus

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

The Party Club

The Party Club

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

A humorous and sensitive story about growing up and being the odd one out, from former Children's Laureate and much-loved author Anne Fine. Rosie's classmates think they are too old for birthday parties, but Rosie is determined to change their minds. From the author of Bill's New Frock comes a humorous and sensitive story about growing up and feeling like the odd one out. Rosie loves everything about parties: balloons, presents, games, birthday cake, goody bags! So she is disappointed when some of her classmates announce that they have outgrown parties and would rather go to the cinema or bowling. Rosie decides to set up the Party Club and remind everyone of how much fun they'll be missing out on. But it's harder than she thought, particularly when even her parents don't seem to like birthday parties much.

El gato asesino se enamora

El gato asesino se enamora

Author: Anne Fine Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2015

Nieve, la amiga de Tufy, esta enamorada y no hace otra cosa que hablar de ello. Tufy cree que el amor es para perdedores, aunque en el pasado, el mismo ya habia remojado sus garritas en las olas de la pasion. Lo que no se imagina es que su primer amor, Coco, regresara al vecindario para poner a prueba su rudeza. Al final descubrira el amor mas fiel y desinteresado en quien menos espera.

The Gingerbread Star

The Gingerbread Star

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2015

Little Hetty dreams of being a glow-worm instead of a boring old grey worm. She wants a light of her own so she can glow and light up the dark places. All the better to read after lights-out! So off Hetty sets, determined to get a glow of her very own. But will any of the people who live in the forest actually be able to help her achieve her dream?High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Madame Doubtfire

Madame Doubtfire

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Madame Doubtfire by bestselling author Anne Fine is a wonderfully funny, punchy story about family life. 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 the late Robin Williams. Madame Doubtfire is reissued in 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics.

The Party Club

The Party Club

Author: Anne Fine Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2015

A humorous and sensitive story about growing up and being the odd one out, from former Children's Laureate and much-loved author Anne Fine. Rosie's classmates think they are too old for birthday parties, but Rosie is determined to change their minds. From the author of Bill's New Frock comes a humorous and sensitive story about growing up and feeling like the odd one out. Rosie loves everything about parties: balloons, presents, games, birthday cake, goody bags! So she is disappointed when some of her classmates announce that they have outgrown parties and would rather go to the cinema or bowling. Rosie decides to set up the Party Club and remind everyone of how much fun they'll be missing out on. But it's harder than she thought, particularly when even her parents don't seem to like birthday parties much.

The Book Of The Banshee

The Book Of The Banshee

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2014

It's war in the Flowers household. Will's sister Estelle has turned overnight into a screaming, screeching banshee whose moods explode throughout the household. Mum and Dad have surrendered. Inspired by an author visit to his school, Will decides to keep a record of his life on the front line...

Care of Henry

Care of Henry

Author: Anne Fine Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2014

The Killer Cat Runs Away

The Killer Cat Runs Away

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Tuffy doesn't feel wanted at home any more. His owners just don't appreciate him. So what if he broke the new TV? Got fur on all Dad's clean clothes? Ate Tinkerbell the kitten's special kitten-food? All accidents! But they're making such a fuss! So Tuffy decides to make a break for it. He bids farewell to the gang - Snowball, Tiger and Bella - and runs away. But starting a new life isn't easy, and soon Tuffy starts to wonder if he's made a terrible mistake . . .

Blood Family

Blood Family

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbour spots his pale face peering through a crack in the boarded-up window and raises the alarm, he is seven. Rescue comes, but lasting damage has been done. Sent to live with a kindly foster family, and then adopted, Edward struggles to adapt to normal life. Even as a teenager it's still clear to his new family and schoolmates there's something odd about him. Then one fateful day, Edward catches a glimpse of himself in a photograph. What he sees shocks him to the core - a vision of Harris. Was this monster his father all along? And does that mean that, deep down, another Harris is waiting to break out? Every step of progress Edward has made swiftly begins to unravel, and he has to decide whether his blood will determine his future.

The Only Child Club

The Only Child Club

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

What do you miss when you don't have siblings? Former Children's Laureate and much-loved author Anne Fine aims to find out in this perfectly observed story of human behaviour. From the author of Bill's New Frock comes a gentle, humorous illustrated chapter book about the pros and cons of being an only child. Ryan wants to start a club. An Only Child Club. He knows that as an only child he doesn't always have the same experiences as some of his classmates. He recruits two similarly deprived friends who join him in an experimental few days of constant bickering, fighting over who gets the free gift from the cereal box and spending a whole day making a model, only to have it destroyed. Having had a taste of what it's like to have siblings, the trio begin to realize that friends can be nearly as good as brothers and sisters - and often less annoying!

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