My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher: review The heavy-drinking father, who you sense intentionally is never fully fleshed out, is mired in racial prejudice, blaming Muslims for all the ills of Britain. You take on trust that being mad with grief has created this sodden and sorry excuse for a father. Even he is not beyond redemption and he certainly fares better in the story than the uncaring, absent mother. We are shown little about her to arouse sympathy. She is just someone who has abandoned her children. The father's racism clearly appals but the twist comes in the way that 10-year-old Jamie finds companionship, solace and even love from his only friend at school, a smart, crafty and witty Muslim girl called Sunya.
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. 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.
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, My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher Five years ago, Jamie's sister, Rose, was killed in a terrorist attack in London. Rose's twin sister, Jasmine (Jaz) survived as did the rest of the family but the tragedy has utterly devastated all of them. His parents fought over the remaining ten body parts of Rose, with his mother burying part of Rose in a cemetery while Jamie's father placed the ashes from Rose's body parts in an urn. Eventually, Jamie's mother left his dad for another man, Nigel, from the support group his mom was attending. His father now drinks and doesn't work. Jaz, tired of being dressed like her sister Rose for the past five years, arrived home on her fifteenth birthday with pink hair and a nose ring.
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.
7 July 2005 London bombings "7/7" redirects here. 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.