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London Bombings - your 7/7 stories. Image copyright AP Ten years after experiencing the horror of the London bomb attacks, survivors of 7/7 share their accounts for the first time. Sitara "I remember the train I was on... I remember the papers with the news about the Olympics. Ten years ago I got on a tube train. I remember the train I was on, it was packed full of people, and I was writing my homework on the train. I remember the smoke and wondering if I could breathe and the panic in people's faces. There was very little communication between carriages, but I remember one thing. I remember 45 minutes feeling like the rest of my life. I needed help. As soon as I got to King's Cross I saw others around me, and walked home.

"I received no help that day and I still hate the tube, I hate small spaces and I can't stand BBQs. " I didn't even know it was a bomb, I thought it was a power surge. I went to the bathroom and only then did I notice the soot on my arms, legs, clothes and face. Karl Williams Charles Image copyright PA. London 7/7 attacks: 'Hundreds may have been traumatised' Hundreds of people who witnessed the 7/7 attacks on London's transport system may have fallen under the radar to get professional help, experts say.

Three bombs exploded on Tube trains in central London on 7 July 2005 with a final bomb detonating on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two people died in the attacks and hundreds were injured. The focus was on the casualties, but uninjured bystanders may have suffered post-traumatic stress, medics fear. Dr Andrew Hartle, who treated some of the casualties at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, said: "In Tavistock Square... hundreds if not thousands of people would have walked past the scene of that before emergency services were able to provide an effective cordon. " The consultant anaesthetist said a significant number of those people were likely to have been affected by the experience. Ben Thwaites was on a Tube train near Edgware Road station when a bomb detonated nearby.

Untitled. Google Image Result for. Google Image Result for. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher, Buy Recommended Books and Read Reviews – Lovereading4kids UK. Heartbreaking and funny in equal measure, 10-year-old Jamie's direct and wide-eyed account of the emotional chaos he and his family live through following the death of his sister in a terrorist attack is poignant and warm-hearted. Beginning a new life in the Lake District with his older sister and his father, who mourns his daughter through alcohol and a wild rage against her killers, Jamie knows he should feel sadder than he does. The truth is, he can hardly remember his sister; and what is happening with his new school and new friends, especially Sunya, is more urgent – as is his yearning for his absent mother. Emotionally charged, this is a wonderfully touching story which never slips into worthiness. ~ Julia Eccleshare Winner of the 2012 Branford Boase Award for an outstanding debut novel.

The Branford Boase judges said: A very accomplished piece of writing by an author with a clear talent. Shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal. It is truthful and at times both shocking and sad. Chapanal003. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece wins Branford Boase award.

'My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece' by Annabel Pitcher Y9 Au1

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher - TheBookbag.co.uk book review. Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has moved to the Lake District because his dad says they need a Fresh Start. With him are his sister Jas, who doesn't eat much, is painfully thin, and who has multiple piercings and hair dyed bright pink, his father, who should be starting a new job on a building site, but who is too hungover to make it to breakfast, let alone into his car and out to work, and his cat, Roger, who relishes the new hunting opportunities and who is the only one of the foursome to be completely happy in his new surroundings.

Jamie's mum isn't there. She has Run Off With The Man From The Support Group. But Jamie's other sister, Rose, is there. She's on the mantelpiece. In an urn. Something has to give. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is sad and it's funny and it's sweet and it's many, many things, all at the same time. Through Jamie, Pitcher is able to be brutally honest about the darkest moments for families in crisis, but she's able to do it without cruelty. ANNABEL PITCHER AUTHOR.