Jennifer has a diary and Iolanthe doesn't. But Iolanthe does have a vivid imagination and a gift for writing stories. When she sees empty pages in Jennifer's diary, she can't help herself - they're clearly waiting for tales much more exciting than her friend's records of shop visits and weather. Iolanthe is so taken with the diary that soon sharing it is not enough and, eventually, she finds something to swop with Jennifer for it - extra stories to be available to order whenever Jennifer needs them.
Anne Fine read Politics and History at Warwick and then became a teacher. Her first novel was published in 1975 and today she is one of the UK's most successful writers. She has won many awards, including two Carnegie Medals, two Whitbread Prizes and the Guardian Fiction Prize. GOGGLE-EYES was serialised on TV and MADAME DOUBTFIRE was made into MRS DOUBTFIRE, a hit Hollywood movie. Anne lives in County Durham.Illustrated by Kate Aldous.