Children's Laureate 2001-2003
Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992
Whitbread Award 1993, 1996
Guardian Fiction Award 1990
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"
"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.