"Anne Fine writes with lacerating honesty and the miracle is, she makes it all so hugely entertaining. I adore her books." - bestselling author, Sophie Hannah Fair's fair. Or is it... ? Megan and Tory have never seen eye to eye. They may be born of the same mother, but that's where the common ground ends. Goal-orientated Megan runs a successful business with her husband, oversees every detail of their daughters' education and keeps her house in pristine condition. Tory is easy-come, easy-go, and neither she nor her husband have ever bothered to hold a real job for long. Tory's slack attitude extends to her children's upbringing, and yoga will always take priority over housework. Whilst Megan is deeply resentful of her stepfather Gordon, who stepped into her life far too soon after the girls' beloved father died, Tory found Gordon easy to accept, enjoying a relaxed and happy childhood with her 'new dad'. Then the Grim Reaper steps closer and the sisters need to put their differences aside to deal with doctors, the hospice, a funeral ... and THE WILL. Megan, obsessed from childhood with the notion of 'fair shares', deems the terms of the will inequitable. And when she finally learns just how much money Gordon has handed out to her sister over the years, nothing can stop the sisterly juggernaut from rolling... Battle of Wills puts a spotlight on family dynamics in a realistic and humorous way, and will resonate with anyone who has a less-than-perfect relationship with their siblings. Praise for Battle of Wills "I love Anne Fine's beady dissections of family life - she's uncomfortably accurate and often very funny." - Deborah Moggach Praise for Anne Fine "Beautifully written, compulsively readable... a clever novelist at the height of her powers" - Independent "Anne Fine writes with the touch of an avenging angel: flawless prose, perfect pitch, and a follow-through that knocks the wind from your lungs" - Scotland on Sunday "Anne Fine is brilliant" - Time Out Anne Fine is an award-winning English author, best known for her children's books such as Madame Doubtfire, Bill's New Frock and Charm School. She was appointed the second Children's Laureate in from 2001-2003 and was awarded an OBE in 2003 for Services to Children's Literature. She now lives in County Durham with her partner Richard, and their huge Bernese Mountain dog.
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October 2016 : Paperback