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Books By Anne Fine - Author

Anne Fine was our Guest Editor in July 2011

Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for both adults and children.  Her novel Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize as well as Britain’s most coveted award for children’s literature, the Carnegie Medal. She won the Carnegie Medal again for Flour Babies, which also won the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award. Among her many other prizes are the Smarties Prize for Bill’s New Frock, a second Whitbread Award for The Tulip Touch, a silver Nestle prize for Ivan the Terrible, and many other regional and foreign awards.  

In 1990 and again in 1993 she was voted Publishing News’ Children’s Author of the Year. In 1998, she was the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Adaptations of Bill’s New Frock and Goggle-Eyes have been screened by the BBC and her novel Madame Doubtfire was adapted for film under the title Mrs Doubtfire.

Having written over fifty books for children of all ages, Anne Fine became Children’s Laureate in 2001 and during her two years of office set up the Home Library (free downloadable modern bookplates from www.myhomelibrary.org) and published three classic anthologies of poetry for different age groups, called A Shame to Miss 1, 2 & 3.

Anne Fine has also published eight highly acclaimed novels for adults, including In Cold Domain, All Bones and Lies and Raking the Ashes. The Killjoy won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and both Taking the Devil’s Advice and Telling Liddy have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Our Precious Lulu is her most recent novel.

Anne Fine’s work has been translated into forty five languages. In 2003 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE. Anne has two grown up daughters, and lives in County Durham.

 

Click here to read a Q&A with the author or click here to read an extended biography in which Anne talks about her writing.

Here is a letter from author, Sarah Forbes to Anne Fine, who visited her home town when she was eight and made a lasting impression.

Dear Anne Fine,
You won’t remember this, but in the late 1980s you visited Stonehaven Library as part of an author tour. Stonehaven is a lovely place: a small seaside resort on the east coast of Scotland near Aberdeen. It has an open-air swimming pool and a ruined castle. These days it’s famous for being the home of the deep-fried Mars bar. (Yes, I have eaten a deep-fried Mars bar. No, that isn’t why I’m writing this.)

I remember your visit vividly because I was an avid, avid reader of your books. You coming to town was like having a famous pop star parachute in for the day. The excitement of having an actual, real author come to speak to us! Someone whose books I could reach out and touch on the library shelves in the children’s section upstairs where you did your event.

For a kid living in a big literary city like Edinburgh or London, meeting authors might not be such a big deal. Authors tend to work hard to promote their books and the ones I know do as many events as they can. But let me tell you, rural Aberdeenshire in the 80s was not a hotbed of literary discovery, and you coming to town meant a lot. I think that was the point when I realized writing could be a career. Maybe one day, I could be a writer too.

Many, many years later, I found myself back in the children’s section of Stonehaven Library promoting my own children’s books. That felt incredibly weird and incredibly lovely all at the same time. I’m excited to say I’ll also be talking to kids about my Elspeth Hart books at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this month. I have so much fun doing my own events, but my favourite part is when I ask if anyone likes writing or wants to be a writer and dozens of hands shoot up. The ideas these kids have are amazing. I wonder if it’s easier to dream your way into becoming a writer when you meet grown-ups who’ve done the same thing?

Either way, I relish every minute of getting to meet my readers, and part of the reason I appreciate it, Anne, is you.

Warm wishes,
Sarah Forbes

Author's Website: https://www.annefine.co.uk/

Life in 4W

Anne Fine

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It Could Be Worse

Anne Fine

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Next to Alice

Anne Fine

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Aftershocks

Anne Fine

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Jamie and Angus Forever

Anne Fine

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Aftershocks

Anne Fine

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Shades of Scarlet

Anne Fine

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Be Nice to Aunt Emma

Anne Fine

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Shades of Scarlet

Anne Fine

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A Remarkable Ear

Anne Fine

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Jamie and Angus Together

Anne Fine

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Jamie and Angus

Anne Fine

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Eating Things on Sticks

Anne Fine

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Eating Things on Sticks

Anne Fine

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Goggle-Eyes

Anne Fine

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Into the Bin

Anne Fine

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Anneli the Art Hater

Anne Fine

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The Chicken Gave it to Me

Anne Fine

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The Tulip Touch

Anne Fine

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Back on Weird Street

Anne Fine

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Saving Miss Mirabelle

Anne Fine

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How to Write Really Badly

Anne Fine

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On Planet Fruitcake

Anne Fine

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Ivan The Terrible

Anne Fine

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The Angel of Nitshill Road

Anne Fine

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PramBusters!

Anne Fine

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Let it Snow

Anne Fine

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Flour Babies

Anne Fine

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Bill's New Frock

Anne Fine

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Tales from Weird Street

Anne Fine

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Out for the Count

Anne Fine

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The Party Club

Anne Fine

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Madame Doubtfire

Anne Fine

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The Party Club

Anne Fine

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Blue Moon Day

Anne Fine

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The Book Of The Banshee

Anne Fine

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Care of Henry

Anne Fine

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The Killer Cat Runs Away

Anne Fine

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Blood Family

Anne Fine

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The Haunting of Uncle Ron

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Trouble in Toadpool

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Gnomes Gnomes Gnomes!

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How Brave is That?

Anne Fine

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Oxford Playscripts

Anne Fine

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A Shame to Miss Poetry Collection 1

Anne Fine

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A Shame To Miss Poetry Collection 2

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A Shame to Miss Poetry

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The Nag Club

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Care of Henry

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The Devil Walks

Anne Fine

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The Killer Cat's Christmas

Anne Fine

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Eating Things on Sticks

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The Stone Menagerie

Anne Fine

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The Return of the Killer Cat

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The Killer Cat's Birthday Bash

Anne Fine

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Killer Cat Strikes Back

Anne Fine

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The Diary of a Killer Cat

Anne Fine

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The Road Of Bones

Anne Fine

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The More the Merrier

Anne Fine

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The Granny Project

Anne Fine

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Frozen Billy

Anne Fine

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Up on Cloud Nine

Anne Fine

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Round Behind the Ice-house

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Bad Dreams

Anne Fine

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Charm School

Anne Fine

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On the Summerhouse Steps

Anne Fine

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The Tulip Touch n/e

Anne Fine

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The Ultimate Book Guide

Anne Fine

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Notso Hotso

Anne Fine

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Roll Over Roly

Anne Fine

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Loudmouth Louis

Anne Fine

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Jennifer's Diary

Anne Fine

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Step by Wicked Step

Anne Fine

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The Play Of Goggle Eyes

Anne Fine

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The Worst Child I Ever Had

Anne Fine

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Crummy Mummy and Me

Anne Fine

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The Only Child Club

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