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    • Bill's New Frock & The Country Pancake

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Bill's New Frock
    One Monday morning, Bill Simpson wakes up to find he is a girl! Forced off to school in a frilly pink dress, Bill discovers one of the worst, most baffling days of his life is about to begin.... The Country Pancake The children of Wallisdean Park School can't believe their luck when the angelic Miss Mirabelle arrives. In order to save her from the fearsome Mrs Spicer, Lance comes up with the most original fund-raising idea ever....

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Diary of a Killer Cat

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Jack Dee
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Anne Fine's classic story about Tuffy the murderous cat, fabulously narrated by iconic comedian Jack DeePoor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Bridget on 18-08-18

    Regular price: £6.00

    • Step by Wicked Step

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In a hurry to find five pupils to join a school trip to creepy old Harwick Hall, Miss O’Dell, their teacher, picks them from one of the ‘special’ columns on her list. They have little in common, except for two emergency phone numbers: two homes - two families.Arriving at the Hall in a storm, they discover an old manuscript hidden in a sealed room. Richard Clayton Harwick, long dead and gone, has left a record of the sheer wickedness of his stepfather.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Blossom on 03-03-16

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Return of a Killer Cat

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Jack Dee
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    'Okay, okay. So slap my teensy little paws. I messed up - big time.' 'Tuffy can't wait for Ellie and the family to go away on holiday. He and the gang plan to ignore the grumpy new cat-sitter, and run wild all night. But could that furry bundle, suddenly flying through the air, put a stop to all the fun?

    Regular price: £6.00

    • Flour Babies

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times. Young Simon Martin approaches the task with little enthusiasm. But, as the days pass, he not only grows fond of his flour baby, he also comes to learn more than he ever could have imagined about the pressures and strains of being a parent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't read this book in public!

    • By Stella Clarkson on 19-02-10

    Regular price: £12.29

    • The Tulip Touch

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She skips school, gives her teachers cheek, and makes herself unpopular by telling lies. But this doesn't matter to Natalie.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ttt

    • By Anonymous User on 22-04-19

    Regular price: £9.19

    • How to Write Really Badly

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Chester Howard starts at his new school, Miss Tate sits him next to Joe, the writer from hell. Chester refuses to believe that Joe has learning difficulties and persuades him to change his project from how to write neatly to how to write badly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Sheila M. Searle on 13-12-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Care of Henry

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Stanley McGeagh
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mum’s having a baby. Who will care for him and his dog Henry the best? Will it be Granny? Mrs Mariposa next door? Or Uncle Jack?

    Regular price: £17.49

    • Crummy Mummy and Me

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Brenda Blethyn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    How would you feel if your mother had royal-blue hair and wore lavender fishnet tights? But Minna's whole family (including her mum's punk boyfriend, Crusher Maggot) is a bit unusual. Being the only sensible one is not easy for Minna...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Favourite from childhood

    • By Zoe Donoghue on 08-04-17

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Blood Family

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbour spots his pale face peering through a crack in the boarded-up window and raises the alarm, he is seven. Rescue comes, but lasting damage has been done. Sent to live with a kindly foster family, and then adopted, Edward struggles to adapt to normal life. Even as a teenager it's still clear to his new family and schoolmates there's something odd about him.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Up on Cloud Nine

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    How stupid do you have to be to fall out of a top floor window? Or was Stolly up on cloud nine even then? Stolly's always been so alive, so inspiring, hiding nothing. But now, he's lying in hospital while his mate Ian is watching, waiting and remembering.

    Regular price: £10.80

    • Notso Hotso

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Stephen Tompkinson
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Anthony the dog has a skin problem. The vet tells him that he must have all his fur shaved off apart from his head and tail! He knows that he'll be laughed at, but instead everyone thinks he's a lion and they treat him with respect.

    Regular price: £3.69

    • Goggle Eyes

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Helly Johnston is miserable. Her mother is thinking of marrying again but Helly doesn’t want a stepfather, certainly not this one. She sobs her way out of the classroom all the way down to the cloakroom and the depths of despondency. There, forceful Kitty Killin comes to the rescue. Kitty’s not known for sensitivity or tact but she’s been through it all herself - her mother married the silver-haired, chocolate-bearing, goggle-eyed Gerald.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By Bev on 20-08-17

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Eating Things on Sticks

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Harry’s burned down the kitchen (by mistake) and blackmailed Uncle Tristan into taking him along on holiday to a strange island: home to the bewitching Morning Glory, a host of bearded oddballs, only one tree - and nothing else but trouble. The ferry man did warn them, ‘Glerhus Dill Sotblug!’ But what on earth did it MEAN? And will they end up eating things on sticks? A hilarious tale from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Charm School

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    This is a fast and funny look at the pressures facing young girls to conform to fashion - and how they can be avoided - told in a gripping witty style from award winning author Anne Fine.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Chicken Gave it to Me

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When a chicken pushes a small book towards Andrew on his way to school one morning, and won't leave him alone until he picks it up, Andrew's friend Gemma finds it hard to believe. But when the two children start to read the contents of the book The True Story of Harrowing Farm they find themselves deeply moved by the chicken's tale. And if chickens have never moved you before, prepare to shed some tears now because this chicken is special.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great read for age 7-10 children and older :-)

    • By Cyborg Stu on 07-05-19

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke and Other Stories

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Three stories of magical genies, far off lands and flying carpets by the multi-award-winning author Anne Fine. In "A Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke", a disgruntled genie who appears on Jeanie's desk at school appears to be the answer to her problems, but she quickly discovers that she and her genie have very different views of the world.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Jamie and Angus Stories

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Anne Fine
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    From the moment Jamie sets eyes on Angus in the shop window, he just knows that they belong together. On Christmas morning, they're finally united, and soon the toy Highland bull is Jamie's constant companion.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Road of Bones

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Told who to cheer for, who to believe in, Yuri grows up in a country where no freedom of thought is encouraged - where even one's neighbours are encouraged to report any dissension to the authorities. But it is still a shock when a few careless words lead him to a virtual death-sentence - sent on a nightmare journey up north to a camp amidst the frozen wastes. What, or who, can he possibly believe in now? Can he even survive? And is escape possible....?

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Granny Project

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Blackmail - or negotiation? Mum and Dad reckon things would be better if Granny were in a Home. The kids all want her to stay. Ivan's Granny Project should make his parents think again. But there's more than one way of doing a project - and blackmail can work two ways.... A savagely funny tale from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine.

    Regular price: £10.99

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