Anne Fine Facts

Here are some facts about Anne Fine, the British children’s book author.

  • Anne Fine was born on 7th December 1947 in Leicester, England.
  • She went to Northampton High School and studied politics at the University of Warwick.
  • She was once married to Kit Fine, the philosopher.
  • Anne Fine lives with her partner, Disck Warren, in Barnard Castle, County Durham.
  • Her books for children include: Madame Doubtfire, Goggle-Eyes, The Diary of a Killer Cat, Ivan the Terrible and Flour Babies.
  • Madame Doubtfire¬†was turned into the film Mrs. Doubtfire¬†(starring Robin Williams, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan).
  • She has also written novels for adults, including: The Killjoy, In Cold Domain and Taking the Devil’s Advice.
  • Anne was Children’s Laureate from 2001 to 2003.
  • She was given an OBE in 2003.
  • She would really like to be a good singer.
  • Anne Fine enjoys reading in the bath.
  • She isn’t very interested in sport.
  • She has lived in the United States and Canada.
  • Anne Fine has written over 50 books.
  • She writes all of her books with a 2B pencil.
  • As a young child, Anne Fine loved to read The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. She also enjoyed books written by Richmal Crompton and Anthony Buckeridge.
  • Anne doesn’t plot her books before she starts to write them. She simply asks herself a series of ‘What if…?’ questions.

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