My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
Ten-year-old Jamie hasn’t cried since it happened. He knows he should have: Jasmine cried; Mum cried; Dad still cries. Roger didn’t, but then he is just a cat and didn’t know Rose that well, really.
Five years after the terrorist attack, life is worse than ever. Dad drinks. Mum’s gone. And Jamie’s left with questions that he must answer for himself.
WINNER OF THE BRANFORD BOASE AWARD 2012
SHORTLISTED FOR SEVERAL MAJOR NATIONAL AWARDS
WORLD BOOK NIGHT TITLE 2015
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It's funny. It's truthful. It lives off the page. It has a warmth you can bask in; an honesty you can cut with a knife
Brilliantly observed and packing a huge emotional punch, this impressive debut manages to be heartbreaking, poignant and hilariously funny, and quite unputdownable
Heartbreaking and funny in near equal measure ... Emotionally charged, this is a wonderful, touching story that never slips into worthiness
This is a fine debut novel. Truthful, clear-eyed and wise
The Daily Telegraph
This is a warm-hearted, funny tale ... Painfully honest and beautifully written, you will devour it
A compelling and courageous novel
Jenny Downham – author of Before I Die