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The Killjoy by Anne Fine
  

The Killjoy

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The Killjoy by Anne Fine

Nobody, not even his former wife Margaret, has ever treated Ian Laidlaw in a natural way. Presented with his hideous facial scars, everyone he meets reliably falls back on cast-iron, distant courtesy to hide pity or disgust or shock. But then Alicia Davie, a careless young student, breaks the rules totally by laughing in his face. Alicia goes on to infiltrate the hidden man, exposing the obsessive, destructive passions that lurk beneath his primly cordial manner, never realizing that she is playing with fire...

About the Author

Anne Fine

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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Book Info

Publication date

28th February 2011

Author

Anne Fine

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Author's Website

www.annefine.co.uk/

Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552777643

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