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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409047438
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

On the Summerhouse Steps




A young girl begins to grow up and discover the meaning of life and love in this delicious comedy of manners from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine.

Ione Muffett is alone in the summerhouse when she meets Ned Hump - a wacky student who is in love with her professor father's secretary, Caroline. In a zany and uninhibited 24 hours, Ione helps bring the two together, culiminating in a wonderfully anarchic picnic. And as Ned then helps Ione with her plan to help famine victims by running a Bring and Buy sale, Ione's confidence in herself slowly begins to grow...

  • Pub date: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409047438
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

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 On the Summerhouse Steps

“Mischievous, inventive and very funny”

TLS

“The dialogue crackles... full of energy and wit”

TES

“Extraordinary and hilarious events”

Guardian


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