All Bones and Lies by Anne Fine

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



Colin is in many ways an ideal citizen, holding down a responsible job, taking care of his elderly mother, and trying to keep his family together. But no one in his life knows 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 neighbors. 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.

About Anne Fine

See more books from this Author
Anne Fine was the second Children's Laureate in Britain between 2001 and 2003. She is a two time winner of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most coveted children's literature award, and has also won the Guardian Children's Literature Award, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award twice, and a Smarties Prize. She also won the Publishing News Children's Author of the Year Award in 1990 and again in 1993. In 2010 she won the inaugural Good Writing Award. Her books for older children include the award winning The Tulip Touch, Goggle-Eyes, which was adapted for television by the BBC and The Devil Walks. Twentieth Century Fox filmed her novel Madame Doubtfire as Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. She also writes critically acclaimed adult novels as well. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages, and has over forty books to her credit.
Published February 1, 2001 by Transworld Publishers. 255 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for All Bones and Lies

The Guardian

See more reviews from this publication

Meanwhile, Colin's small friend Tammy belongs to Mel, a grounded trapeze artist and single mum who lives in a run-down block of flats and seems only to tolerate Colin's regular, doting visits.

Mar 02 2001 | Read Full Review of All Bones and Lies

Rate this book!

Add Review