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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Annabel Pitcher, David Tennant (Read by)

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Digital Audiobook (8/13/2012)
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Paperback (7/1/2013)
Compact Disc (8/1/2012)
Hardcover (3/1/2011)
Hardcover (8/14/2012)


My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe.
To ten-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone.

Told with warmth and humor, this powerful story is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together.

Praise For My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

lives off the page. It has a warmth you can bask in; an honesty you can cut
with a knife."
-The Guardian UK

Little, Brown Young Readers, 9781611132434

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

About the Author

Annabel Pitcher graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature, and went on to edit television scripts for the comedy "Harry Hill" and the long-running soap opera "Coronation Street." She is now an English teacher in West Yorkshire, England, where she grew up. Annabel started writing "My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece "in Ecuador, on a round-the-world trip, and finished it in Jordan. This is her debut novel.