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  • How to Write Really Badly | Anne Fine

    How to Write Really Badly

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
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    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.

  • Flour Babies | Anne Fine

    Flour Babies

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
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    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.

  • The Granny Project | Anne Fine

    The Granny Project

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    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.

  • Notso Hotso | Anne Fine

    Notso Hotso

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Stephen Tompkinson
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    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.

  • Bill's New Frock & The Country Pancake | Anne Fine

    Bill's New Frock & The Country Pancake

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
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    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....

  • Blood Family | Anne Fine

    Blood Family

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    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.

  • Loudmouth Louis | Anne Fine

    Loudmouth Louis

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    'You? Loudmouth Louis Todd? Stay quiet for even one hour?' Everyone knows Louis is a chatterbox. He can't stay quiet for even a minute. So no one believes him when he says he's going to do a sponsored silence. They don't think he can possibly do it. Not his teacher, nor his school chums and certainly not the dinner ladies: they bet five million pounds each. But Louis thinks just for once he might be able to keep his mouth shut all day! Will he manage it?

  • The Diary of a Killer Cat | Anne Fine

    The Diary of a Killer Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Jack Dee
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    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.

    Ag siúl says: "Hilarious"
  • Eating Things on Sticks | Anne Fine

    Eating Things on Sticks

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Tom Lawrence
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    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.

  • The Jamie and Angus Stories | Anne Fine

    The Jamie and Angus Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Anne Fine
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    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.

  • Jennifer's Diary & The Worst Child I Ever Had | Anne Fine

    Jennifer's Diary & The Worst Child I Ever Had

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Sophie Ward
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    Jennifer has a diary. Lolanthe doesn't. She has zillions of ideas for stories. But what she wants is - Jennifer's diary. In 'The Worst Child I Ever Had', find out just what Susan did that was so terrible. And what did it have to do with snails?

  • Jamie and Angus Forever | Anne Fine

    Jamie and Angus Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
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    'I'm lucky to have such a good friend in Angus,' said Jamie. 'I think we probably might be best friends for ever.' Like all best friends, Jamie and Angus share everything, even their birthday, in this third collection of entertaining and enchanting stories by former Children’s Laureate, Anne Fine.

  • Jamie and Angus Together | Anne Fine

    Jamie and Angus Together

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
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    Once best friends, always best friends. That's the way it is with Angus and Jamie. Join them as they tackle a lively playmate, get muddled in a pretend game, and discover that playing isn't fun unless they are doing it together. More charming stories about a little boy and his toy Highland bull, from former Children's Laureate Anne Fine.

  • Charm School | Anne Fine

    Charm School

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Prunella Scales
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    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.

  • The Tulip Touch | Anne Fine

    The Tulip Touch

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Rula Lenska
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    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.

  • The Road of Bones | Anne Fine

    The Road of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Tom Lawrence
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    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....?

  • Crummy Mummy and Me | Anne Fine

    Crummy Mummy and Me

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Brenda Blethyn
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    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...

  • Goggle Eyes | Anne Fine

    Goggle Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Jane Asher
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    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.

  • Trouble in Toadpool | Anne Fine

    Trouble in Toadpool

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    Aunt Susan - an unstoppable force, and possibly the bossiest woman alive - is on the phone, and that's never good. She's insisting that Harry and his family help her at a local event she's promised to organise: the Great Toadpool Show. It means swinging from a trapeze. Walking on stilts. Riding a unicycle.... And that's not counting the fortune-telling tent, the tombola, or the choir sing-along. Unfortunately, Harry and his family can't really do any of those things. Aunt Susan has no idea of the mayhem she's about to unleash.

  • The Return of a Killer Cat | Anne Fine

    The Return of a Killer Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (18 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Jack Dee
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    '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?

    R. Chapman says: "Incomplete"
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