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Annabel Pitcher

12+ March £9.99 240pp HB 198 x 129mm 978 1 4440 0183 9 eBook: 978 1 4440 0337 6 enhanced eBook: 978 14440 0448 9 Territories: World XUSAC Rights: Orion e


Narrated by ten-year-old Jamie, a stunning debut novel about the tragedy that tears apart his family after a terrorist attack, and how they rebuild their lives.

‘Makes you laugh out loud, it makes you cry; it reaffirms your belief in the power of the novel.’ Lisa Milton, Trade Managing Director

‘In the first instance we were all impressed by Annabel’s stylish, fluent, moving debut novel My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. We were impressed to meet the professional, poised and delightful person behind that voice, and all feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with her on this book.’ Fiona Kennedy, Publisher

‘Warm and funny and horrific and heartrending all at the same time – the whole gamut of human emotion is in this book.’ Maggy Park, Field Sales Administration Manager

‘It will break your heart but fill it too. My favourite book of the year.’ Jo Carpenter, Group Key Accounts Director

‘Every bit as compelling as Curious Incident... Blackly funny and moving.’ Mark Stay, Digital Key Accounts Director

‘My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is outstanding and very, very memorable. Tragic, poignant, funny and utterly absorbing, this is a book that I want to pass on to everyone I know.’ Felicity Johnston, Editorial Assistant

‘A really great book and I can't wait for the next book by this new writer.’ Rosie, aged 13, Reading Zone

Annabel Pitcher studied English at Oxford and has since worked as a script writer and an English teacher. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is her first novel. She is a full time writer. 37