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The Palmer sisters are close. They see each other often, for shopping trips and casual suppers. They care for one another's children and houses and pets through holidays and emergencies. They phone one another ceaselessly. And there are never any secrets. Not until now.
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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.From AudioFile:
Are the Palmer sisters too close? Everything one of them does or thinks involves the others. When Stella hears a rumor about her sister Liddy's boyfriend, should she tell Liddy? Bridie thinks she must and that the other three must tell her. When they do, Bridie discovers that all the ties she thought she shared with her sisters were her own fabrication, and they all start to unravel. Jenny Lee's reading resonates with a husky intimacy that is almost gray with overtones and suggestions of dark secrets being kept and revealed. Her voice is alive with intelligence and subtle precision, characterizing each person with distinct tonal differences. In addition to the seriousness of Bridie, we can hear the coldness of Heather, the brittleness of Liddy, and the lightness of Stella, laughing as her sister Bridie is cast adrift. But Bridie has her revenge, and, though it's painful to watch, it signals a new maturity. P.E.F. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Oxford, United Kingdom: ISIS Large Print Books, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. ex library book with usual label removed, markings and stamps, small nicks to spine corners but in VERY GOOD CLEAN TIGHT ORDER.Full refund if not satisfied. 24 hour despatch. Will go via Surface Mail outside Europe. Seller Inventory # lib204