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Anne Fine

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Though readers often find themselves inadvertently laughing aloud as they read Anne Fine's novels, as she herself admits, "a lot of my work, even for fairly young readers, raises serious social issues. Growing up is a long and confusing business. I try to show that the battle through the chaos is worthwhile and can, at times, be seen as very funny." In 1994, this unique combination of humour and realism inspired the hit movie MRS. DOUBTFIRE, based on Anne's novel MADAME DOUBTFIRE and starring the late comedic genius Robin Williams.

Anne is best known in her home country, England, as a writer principally for children, but over the years she has also written eight novels for adult readers. Seven of these she describes as black - or sour - come
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Anne Fine I rather relish 'getting stuck'. I use the time to sort the house out, and to read.
Anne Fine The silence. And, since I'm a bit of a control freak by nature, being able to do things entirely in my own time and in my own way.
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Taking the Devil's Advice

Seven years in America because of my husband's job just about finished me. I was horribly homesick, and writers are so often happier on their home ground. But he loved living in the States. We tried to keep the marriage together, but in the end it fell apart. (I have a theory that the wedding vows should add another proviso to 'for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in hea... Read more of this blog post »
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“Yesterday, when we were packing, Julius asked me,

"If you could rub Tulip out of your past life, would you do it?"

And I had to shake my head. I can't regret the times we had together. Sometimes I worry I won't have times like that again, that there will be no lit nights, no incandescent days. But I know it's not true. There can be colour in a million ways. I know I'll find it on my own.”
Anne Fine, The Tulip Touch

“People aren't locked doors. You can get through to them if you want.

But no one did. No one reached out a hand to Tulip. Nobody tried to touch her. I hear them whispering and they sicken me. 'Bus seats!' grumbles Mrs Bodell. 'Locker doors!' complain the teachers. 'Chicken sheds!' say the farmers. 'Greenhouses! Dustbins!' moan the neighbours. And Mum says, 'A lovely old hotel!'

But what about Tulip?
I shall feel sorry for Tulip all my life.
And guilty, too.
Guilty.”
Anne Fine, The Tulip Touch

“There are all sorts of different families, Katie. Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. And some children live with their uncle or aunt. Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents. And some live in separate homes, in separate neighborhoods, in different areas of the country - and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months... even years at a time. But if there's love, dear... those are the ties that bind, and you'll have a family in your heart, forever.”
Anne Fine, Madame Doubtfire

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Donna Thank you, Anne, for friending me on Goodreads.
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