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How stupid do you have to be to fall out of a top-floor window? Or was Stolly trying something else - up on cloud nine even then? Stolly's always been so alive, so inspiring, taking risks, hiding nothing, notorious for being the school's most imaginative liar (or fantasist, as he calls it). But now, he's lying in a hospital bed, and Ian, his best friend who's as close as a brother, is watching, waiting and remembering...A characteristically funny, moving, life-affirming novel about a remarkable character and the truly inspirational effect he has on everyone he meets, from the 2001-2003 Children's Laureate, multi-award-winning author, Anne Fine.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552548405
  • 9780552548403

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" [Anne Fine] produces a subtle and absorbing tale." -- "Publishers Weekly"" England's Children's Laureate again exercises her unsurpassed gift for memorable, complex character studies." -- "Kirkus Reviews," Starred " Fine outdoes herself here." -- "The Horn Book Magazine, "Starred " Completely absorbing." -- "School Library Journal," Starredshow more

About Anne Fine

Raking the Ashes is Anne Fine's sixth novel for adults. Her first was the critically acclaimed The Killjoy. Taking the Devil's Advice and Telling Liddy have both been adapted for the radio. She is also a distinguished writer for young people, and has won the Carnegie Medal twice, the Whitbread Children's Award twice, the Guardian Children's Literature Award and a Smarties Prize. An adaptation of her novel Goggle-Eyes has been shown by the BBC, and Twentieth-Century Fox filmed her novel Madame Doubtfire as Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages. Between 2001 and 2003 she was the second Children's Laureate. Anne Fine has two grown-up daughters and lives in County Durham.show more

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