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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Award-winning

by Annabel Pitcher (author)

Suitable for 12+ years

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Jamie’s dead sister is nothing but ash, yet she rules his whole family. Is there life after loss? Please, is there? Five years ago, Jamie’s sister, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. It’s been five years of grief. Now Jamie, Dad and his teenage sister are moving to the Lake District for a fresh start. But things are just as bad as ever. Jasmine, who was Rose’s twin, has turned to piercings and punk hairstyles. Mum has run off with a man from her support group. But to ten-year-old Jamie, Rose is just a distant memory. He’s more interested in his cat and his Spider-Man T-shirt. What he wants is for Mum to come home, and for his family to start living again. Could a TV talent show make it happen?

  • A witty and moving book that won the Branford Boase Award
  • The debut of Annabel Pitcher, who also wrote Ketchup Clouds
  • Shortlisted for the Red House Award and the Carnegie Medal
  • A devastating look at violence, loss and moving beyond it

“This is a fine debut novel. Truthful, clear-eyed and wise.” Telegraph

“Heartbreaking and funny in near equal measure… This is a wonderful, touching story that never slips into worthiness.” Observer

*Please note this book contains mature content more suitable for older readers.

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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

Date published

July 4th, 2013

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  • 256 pages



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