Anne Fine's perspective on the tangled web of familial relationships is hugely enjoyable, worryingly true, and disturbingly acute.
Anne Fine has now written more than forty books which have been translated into twenty-six languages.Her first was the critically acclaimed The Killjoy. Taking the Devil's Advice and Telling Liddy have both been adapted for the radio. She is also a distinguished writer for young people, and has won the Carnegie Medal twice, the Whitbread Children's Award twice, the Guardian Children's Literature Award and a Smarties Prize. An adaptation of her novel Goggle-Eyes has been shown by the BBC, and Twentieth-Century Fox filmed her novel Madame Doubtfire as Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages. Between 2001 and 2003 she was the second Children's Laureate. Anne Fine has two grown-up daughters and lives in County Durham.
'A streamlined, ruthless stripped-down psychological family
romance, with enough plot twists and character revelations to fuel
a book three times as long.'
'A remarkably assured performance . . . Powerful and well
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