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The Book of the Banshee Paperback – 27 May 1993


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (27 May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140347046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140347043
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,384,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anne Fine leads a double life as an author. Of her eight novels for adult readers, she describes seven as black comedies and the first, The Killjoy, as simply 'dead black'. These adult novels cause readers to squirm with mingled horror and delight as she peels away the layers in all too familiar family relationships, exposing the tangled threads and conflicts beneath. It's therefore perhaps not surprising that Anne has openly expressed astonishment at the fact that murder in the domestic setting is not more common.
A great favourite for discussions in reading groups, Anne Fine's work has been published in over forty-five languages. Despite this, she remains best known in her home country, Britain, as a writer principally for children. She has twice won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Awards, the Guardian Children's Book Prize and numerous other prizes and awards. She was the second Children's Laureate from 2001-3, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature.
Anne Fine is an entertaining and engaging speaker on the subject of books and reading, and is in demand the world over for her tireless enthusiasm, common sense approach to literacy, and for the deliciously wicked humour that permeates all her writing.
Find out more about Anne's dual lives at www.annefine.co.uk

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex Magpie on 23 Nov. 2002
Format: Paperback
A good book, well written with believable characters. The war metaphors and passages from the narrators fave WW1 book are well executed as is the whole "trouble with teenagers" theme. Some parts made me laugh out loud and others were very moving. Some of the references to drinking and unprotected sex might make this more for the secondary school age group- but I doubt many teenagers it relates to will want to read it. For adults it's a light, entertaining read- I enjoyed it emensley and I'm 21!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 May 1999
Format: Paperback
This humourous book about the Flower family and the troubles Estelle causes is one for everyone to read. Even though I read it at school I stil became engrossed. Definitely one I would recomend to all from ages 9-12. Big Thumbs Up !
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