A hilarious tale of a holiday week on a remote British island - where the highlight of the week is the annual Fair with its Eating Things on Sticks competition
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's acerbic take on life often assumes a level of
sophistication in her young readers. Insights into the emotional
lives of grown ups can appeal to children and the misunderstandings
that surround Harry and Tristram's trip create comic situations
that make the readers, for once, the knowing ones -- Nicolette
Jones * The Sunday Times *
Family relationships come under close scrutiny in this book, which is ideal for the summer holidays * The Bookseller *
A lively, witty, rain-drenched tale full of big beards, from one of our best children's writers -- Daniel Hahn * Independent on Sunday *
This is a most enjoyable book -- Mary Arrigan * Irish Examiner *
This is Anne Fine at her hilarious best -- Wendy Cooling * Child Education *