My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Audio CD read by David Tennant
Written by Annabel Pitcher
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Audio CD read by David Tennant. Winner of the 2012 Branford Boase Award for an outstanding debut novel.
You'll be utterly mesmerised by the voice of a 10 year old boy whose family have quite frankly gone AWOL since one of his twin sisters was blown up by a terrorist bomb 5 years before. Narrated by the boy, My Sister lives on a Mantelpiece will bring both laughter and tears to both young and old but don't be put off by the main protagonist being only 10. This is definitely a story for boys and girls aged 11+ and is the audio CD edition of a debut novel from an author with a bright future.
David Tennant says of My Sister lives on a Mantelpiece: “I started to read Annabel’s book and found I couldn’t put it down!”
Pandora White, Audio Publisher at Orion: “David Tennant agreeing to read Annabel’s book is a huge endorsement to her unique and talented writing. We are delighted.”
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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Audio CD read by David Tennant by Annabel Pitcher
Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago. When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
'I loved this book because it is one of the few books that have made me cry yet it still has an uplifting theme of hope which carries you through the sad moments. I couldn't put this book down but not because it is action packed, not because it is frightening and not because its exciting - just because you can't stop reading until you know Jamie will be OK. Another thing I love is how contemporary issues such as racism, divorce and terrorism are explored through the eyes of a family effected by all of them. A really great book and I can't wait for the next book by this new writer.'- Rosie, age 13, READING ZONE
'..the book is very interesting because it shows how some people cope, or fail to cope with difficult situations... This book stirs up the emotions we face when challenged by split loyalties betweens friends and families.'- James, age 12
'..the plot was really clever. I like the way that the plot was based around true events that occurred... also it is based on things that happen in life in this age..' - Ruhaan, age 12
'Sad but fantastic - I loved it!' - Tonicha, age 12, READING ZONE
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Running Time: 360 minutes
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10th March 2011
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