My Sister lives on the mantelpiece by Annabel Pilcher

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mysisterMy sister lives on  the mantelpiece by Annabel Pilcher

This is a moving book which will make you laugh, smile and cry.  It is sad, hopeful and funny all at the same time!  We pick up the story five years since ten year old Jamie’s family suffered a horrendous tragedy and it is a heart breaking, yet heart warming  tale of how they each struggle to come to terms with their grief.  Jamie who has no real memory of what happens now lives in the Lake District with his Dad and teenage  sister.  The story is told through Jamie’s eyes, which  the author does brilliantly, as Jamie struggles to cope with the recent absence of his Mum, a new school, and a Dad who is becoming increasingly distant while finding solace in drink.

It is a very clever story, as despite the hardships the family have endured the author is…

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