Anne Fine (1947- )

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Anne was born in the Midlands and was sent to school two years early, because her mother had triplets! As Anne went to school so young she could read from a very early age. She went on to study history and politics at university and then had various jobs including teaching at a secondary school, working as a secretary and a job for Oxfam as an information officer. Anne wrote her first book when her eldest daughter was a baby. She was trapped in her freezing flat by a snowstorm and was unable to get to the library to get a book to read so she started to write to cheer and warm herself up. Anne has now written over twenty-five books, for all ages, even adult. She says that the books she writes for readers of ten and up take her around a year to write and her novels for adults take around two years to write. She doesn't use a word processor (she says she's too quick tempered) and still works as she always has: in absolute silence, hiding her work with her arms from anyone who comes in the room. Anne writes with a 2B pencil and rubs out constantly. She has a special sharpener that catches the droppings for use on trains, but can do nothing about the manky bits of rubber getting all over the trays and tables! Anne now lives in a stone house by the side of a river in a tiny town in County Durham. She has two daughters, two cats and a golden retriever dog.



A Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke  

A Sudden Swirl of Icy Wind  

A Sudden Glow of Gold


The Summer House Loon

The Other Darker Ned

The Stone Menagerie

Round Behind the Ice-house

The Granny Project


Anneli the Art Hater

Madame Doubtfire

Crummy Mummy and Me

A Pack of Liars

Bill's New Frock

Stranger Danger?


The Country Pancake

The Book of the Banshee

The Worst Child I Ever Had

Design A Pram

Flour Babies

The Angel of Nitshill Road

The Chicken Gave It To Me

The Same Old Story Every Year

The Haunting of Pip Parker

Press Play

Step by Wicked Step

How To Write Really Badly


Jennifer's Diary

The Tulip Touch

Loudmouth Louis

Charm School

Roll Over Roly

Bad Dreams

Notso Hotso

Up on Cloud Nine

How to Cross the Road And Not Turn Into a Pizza

The More the Merrier

Frozen Billy
Raking the Ashes