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Carnegie Medal

Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

Whitbread Award 1993, 1996

Guardian Fiction Award 1990


The cover of 'Charm School'

 I am not going to Charm School...

Bonny does not want to go to Charm School, no matter how much Mum needs her to take a one-day class.

And it's just as bad as she has feared. Worse, in fact.

For Charm School is filled with awful, scratchy, self-obsessed girls who are prepared to do almost anything to win the much-coveted 'Glistering Tiara' ...

Charm School was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2000.

"A hilarious — yet also thought-provoking — tale.

"Assured and lively ... a comical clarion call against the idea that girls should simply be decorative"

Sunday Times

"A chuckle a line"


"All of Fine's usual pace and verve."

The Times Educational Supplement

Charm School is a book for children in the middle age range; it was first published in 1999. The cover shown is that of the new edition published in 2006.

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