Round Behind The Ice House

Round Behind The Ice House

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Cass has always been there for Tom, her twin - racing off to laugh with him in the old, abandoned ice house or planning how to foil Jamieson, the farm's creepy pest-killer. But now Cass is a teenager, she is changing - she wants her privacy and feels suffocated by their life on the farm. Bewildered, Tom struggles to regain their former closeness, but only succeeds in alienating both Cass and Jamieson's daughter Lisa. Until the night of the storm . . .show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129.5 x 193 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552552682
  • 9780552552684
  • 1,699,171

Review quote

"A very real sense of menace as this unusual and original book races to its climax" * Guardian * "Passionately honest" * The Sunday Times * "A fearless novelist" * Independent * "A children's writer of rare gifts" * TES *show more

About Anne Fine

Anne Fine has been an acknowledged top author in the children's book world since her first book was published in the mid l970s, and has now written more than forty books and won virtually every major award going, including the Carnegie Medal (more than once), the Whitbread Children's Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize and others. The Children's Laureate from 2001-2003, Anne is also very funny and young readers love her lack of hypocrisy about the family and her honesty about how people can behave. She lives in the North-East. 'One of the sharpest and most humorous observers of the human condition writing today for the young' School Librarian 'She is translated into 26 languages and has regularly won every major children's literary award in the land, including the Carnegie Medal twice and the Whitbread Children's Novel award twice . . . There are few more influential, or more unfailingly intelligent, authors at work' Scotsman 'A subversively wicked gift for exploring family tensions' Independentshow more

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"A children's writer of rare gifts"show more

Back cover copy

Something is dying - a closeness... Cass and Tom are twins, as alike as two peas in a pod. Bound by the secrets they have shared in the old ice house. For ever. That's what Tom thinks. It's not what Cass wants. Not any more... A gripping tale of passions and loyalties. 'A very real sense of menace' Guardian 'Striking' Sunday Telegraph 0 552 55268 2 more

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51 ratings
3.17 out of 5 stars
5 6% (3)
4 25% (13)
3 53% (27)
2 12% (6)
1 4% (2)
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