Children's Laureate 2001-2003
Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992
Whitbread Award 1993, 1996
Guardian Fiction Award 1990
Will Flowers is living in a war zone, and the biggest explosions of all are coming from Estelle, his teenage sister. His parents make battle plans and his younger sister, Muffy, no longer speaks. Will soon has to choose whether to remain an impartial observer or join the war in the hope for peace.
"Enjoyable, moving and craftily plotted"
"It is humorous. It is witty. It is brilliant!"
Daniel Pitt (aged 14)
The Book of the Banshee, a book for teenage readers, was first published in 1991; Anne Fine has written about the changes she has made to update the current edition in two articles, one aimed at child readers and one intended for parents and teachers.
The Book of the Banshee is also available in a downloadable Kindle edition.