A savagely funny and deliciously wicked tale from the 2001- 3 Children's Laureate, multi award-winning author Anne Fine.
Anne Fine is one of our most distinguished writers for children.
She has written over fifty highly acclaimed books and has won
numerous awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
and both the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and the Carnegie
Medal twice over. Anne was appointed the Children's Laureate from
2001-3, and her work has been translated into over forty languages.
In 2003 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and
was awarded an OBE. Anne lives in County Durham.
Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands, and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults.
Her novel 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, and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and Madame Doubtfire has become a major feature film starring Robin Williams. Anne was the Children's Laureate 2001 - 2003 and won an OBE in 2003.
Anne Fine at her wittiest * TES *
Fine powerfully captures the chaos, frenetic activity and disharmony some families generate. The pace, humour and dramatic repartee could be those of an Alan Ayckbourn play * The Bookseller *
There's a grim cast in this hilarious but barbed story of how Christmas can go so wrong for so many people * Guardian *
Anne Fine works miracles with her just sharper-than-life observations * Junior Education *
A gorgeously observed tale of what Christmas can really be like -- Katie Nicholl * Daily Express *