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For the calendar date, see July 7. The 7 July 2005 London bombings, sometimes referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the rush hour. On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist extremists separately detonated three bombs in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two people were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attacks, making it Britain's worst terrorist incident since the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, as well as the country's first ever Islamist suicide attack. 7/7 bombings: Who were the 52 victims of the London terror attacks? These are the 52 victims of the July 7 2005 terrorist attacks on London.
Seven died in the bombing at Aldgate on the Circle Line: The memorial to the 7/7 victims in London’s Hyde Park (AFP) Lee Baisden, 34, Life for British Muslims since 7/7 – abuse, suspicion and constant apologies. It could have been me.
King’s Cross was my station. But 10 years ago, on the morning of 7 July, 2005, I happened to be on a day off, sitting at home in front of the television, glued to the news channels. Fifty-two of my fellow Londoners lay dead. ANNABEL PITCHER AUTHOR. 7/7 London Bombings: 10 Years On. Annabel Pitcher. Annabel Pitcher (born 1982) is a British children's writer.
Background Pitcher's second novel, Ketchup Clouds, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. It also collected the Edgar Allan Poe award in 2014 for 'Best Young Adult Novel', awarded by the Mystery Writers of America. Before her first book was published, Annabel trained as a teacher and taught English at Wakefield Girls' High School. Published books References My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher - review. The subject matter of this book is so completely different to any other book I have read.
It is rather complex, as it is about love, death, murder, racism, friendship, bullying and growing up. This is narrated by a boy called Jamie, whose older sister, Rose, lives on the mantelpiece – literally. She was killed by a terrorist attack and her ashes are on the mantelpiece. Jamie's whole family life is completely messed up. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Trailer. 7 July London bombings: What happened that day? Image copyright PA Ten years ago, four suicide bombers with rucksacks full of explosives attacked central London, killing 52 people and injuring hundreds more.
It was the worst single terrorist atrocity on British soil. A decade on, we look back at how events unfolded on 7 July 2005. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece is a 2011 novel written by Annabel Pitcher.
It won the 2012 Branford Boase Award, and received at least 25 other award nominations. Ten-year-old Jamie Mathews and his family, consisting of his sister, Jas, who is 15, and his father, an alcoholic, moves to the country from London after Jamie's mother has an affair and leaves. Sitting on the Mantelpiece in their new home is the ashes of Rose, Jas's twin sister, who was killed in an unspecified terror attack (though is most likely the 7/7 terror attack), five years earlier.