Anne Fine

Anne Fine has written critically acclaimed books for both adults and children of all ages, including The Tulip Touch, Flour Babies, The Road of Bones, and Blood Family. Among many other prizes, she has won Britain’s most prestigious children’s book award, The Carnegie Medal, twice. Her novel Alias Madame Doubtfire became the Fox feature film Mrs. Doubtfire. Anne’s work has been translated into over forty languages. She lives in the north of England. Visit her at

Books by this Author

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, this dark and gripping novel tells the tragic story of a smart, sweet child poisoned by circumstance as he struggles to escape the horrors of his childhood.

Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbor spots his pale face peering through a crack in the boarded-up window and raises the alarm, he is seven.

Rescue comes, but lasting damage has been done....