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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409012955
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Charm School

A witty and funny look at the beauty business for children. From one of today’s top children’s authors, multi-awardwinning Anne Fine

'I am NOT going to Charm School...' But Bonny has no choice. Her mother needs her to take a one-day class and Charm School is the only possibility. Bonny's not expecting to enjoy herself, but it is even worse than she could ever have imagined. Not only does she have to listen to Mrs Opalene's Helpful Handy Hits (like 'how to bleach your elbows'!), she also has to cope with the other girls - the awful, self-obsessed little princesses who really want to win the 'Glistering Tiara' and are prepared to do almost anything to get it. But Charm School will never be the same again after Bonny's day there...

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409012955
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the Author

Anne Fine

Anne Fine is one of our most distinguished writers for children. She has written over fifty highly acclaimed books and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and both the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and the Carnegie Medal twice over. Anne was appointed the Children’s Laureate from 2001-3, and her work has been translated into over forty languages. In 2003 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE. Anne lives in County Durham.

Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands, and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults.
Her novel The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal, and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and Madame Doubtfire has become a major feature film starring Robin Williams. Anne was the Children's Laureate 2001 - 2003 and won an OBE in 2003.

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Praise for Charm School

“A chuckle a line”

The Independent

“Anne Fine is an excellent writer with strong feelings where it really matters. Her latest novel tears into the whole tacky subject of juvenile beauty pageants...Facts as well as fur fly as the whole silly business is bought to its knees”

The Independent

“Predictably assured and lively...a comical clarion call against the idea that girls should simply be decorative”

The Sunday Times

“This ultra-modern tale sparkles and crackles from page one to a dramatic finale”

The Bookseller

“All of Fine's usual pace and verve”


“Short review”

Bournemouth Daily Echo

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