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Everyone loves the wickedly dry sense of humour of The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine.
Okay, Okay. So hang me. I killed the bird. For pity's sake, I'm a cat.
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about.
Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?
The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family as told by the killer cat himself.
'Anne Fine knows how to make readers laugh' Guardian
Anne Fine has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults. 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; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year; and Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize. Anne Fine was named Children's Laureate in 2001 and was awarded an OBE in 2003.
Harry is in trouble. He's burned down the family kitchen so now has to spend a week of his summer hols with his uncle Tristram - who's heading off to stay with a new girlfriend - Morning Glory - on a tiny British island.
Harry doesn't expect it to be a lot of fun - with just a wacky competition at the end of the week to look forward to.
He certainly didn't expect to discover all the beards.
Or the angel on the mountain.
Or the helicopters circling overhead all week.
And he definitely didn't think it would be so wet . . .
Petite, Anne Fine aimait les contes sinistres et bizarres. À neuf ans, elle était convaincue que sa maison était hantée. Si aujourd’hui elle ne croit plus aux fantômes, elle aime toujours les histoires qui font peur. Avec Le Passage du Diable elle veut effrayer (un peu) les enfants. Mais aussi raconter l’histoire d’un garçon dont le courage et la gentillesse vont lui permettre de surmonter des épreuves difficiles et d’en sortir grandi.
Colin is in many ways an ideal citizen. He holds down a responsible job for the council. He visits his aged mother Nora, shops for her, cooks for her, and listens to her grumbles. He also keeps in touch with his sister Dilys, long estranged from her mother, in a vain attempt to maintain family ties. But neither Dilys, Norah nor Colin's colleagues know about his other - much more secret - life that involves a garden shed, a circus acrobat, a much adored three-year-old charmer, and a certain Mr Haksar's increasingly disquieting penchant for squabbling with his neighbours.
What Colin doesn't know is that, thanks to a house insurance policy incorrectly filled in by his mother, his two lives are set to collide, and there is nothing he can do to stop them. With her customary wit and perception, subtle yet razor sharp in her powers of observation, Anne Fine has produced another tour de force. Her portrait of the complex dynamics of family relationships is as lucid as it is uncomfortable, ending with a climax that in its wry irony and sheer unexpectedness is truly shocking.
Enter Barbara’s astonishing Spanish suitor. A downtrodden daughter suddenly finds her voice and dares to defy her mother. And when William's lover Caspar joins the battle in his own subtle way, the fate of the Colletts and their garden is finally – and unexpectedly – sealed.
Praise for In Cold Domain
'A glorious tirade against the grind of motherhood' - Observer
'In this comedy of unmannered misanthropists, frustrations, bitterness, petty hatreds and desires all tumble out in a plot as gloriously tangled as the once labyrinthine garden of Cold Domain' - The Sunday Times
'A sexy, violent, Mervyn Peake-ish fable of family life. A deeply adult treat' - New Statesman
Tuffy doesn't feel wanted at home any more. His owners just don't appreciate him. So what if he broke the new TV? Got fur on all Dad's clean clothes? Ate Tinkerbell the kitten's special kitten-food? All accidents! But they're making such a fuss!
So Tuffy decides to make a break for it. He bids farewell to the gang - Snowball, Tiger and Bella - and runs away. But starting a new life isn't easy, and soon Tuffy starts to wonder if he's made a terrible mistake . . .
'Okay, okay. So stick my head in a holly bush . . .'
Tuffy, the Killer Cat, knows what he likes. And he isn't loving the 'art' that Ellie's mum brings home from her new class! So what's a cat to do . . .
Mischief and mayhem rule in Anne Fine's brilliant new story, with hilarious illustrations by Steve Cox throughout. Perfect for developing readers aged 5–7.