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Annabel Pitcher was born in West Yorkshire in 1982 and studied English literature at Oxford University. She is best-known for her 2011 debut novel My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, which was shortlisted for numerous awards.
She followed this up with Ketchup Clouds in 2012 and Silence is Goldfish in 2015. She writes reviews for the Guardian and lives in Yorkshire with her husband.
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Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'.
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Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart.
But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spider-Man T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad.
And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago. When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
Annabel Pitcher's My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2015.
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This collection includes three acclaimed novels for young adults from the award-winning author, Annabel Pitcher.
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Annabel's debut novel My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece won the Branford Boase Award and it looks at how 10-year-old Jamie and his family's lives are shaped after his sister lost her life during a terrorist attack.
Silence is Goldfish has 15-year-old Tess discovering her dad isn't her real father. This revelation puts her into such a shock that she can't use her voice...
Ketchup Clouds is about a 15-year-old girl called Zoe who harbours a secret so dark and terrible that she dare not confess it to anyone. But then she hears of Stuart Harris, a criminal on death row, and decides to tell her story to him in the form of letters. She bares her soul to Stuart and lets him know all about her tale of love and betrayal...
SILENCE IS GOLDFISH is a story that demands to be heard. 'I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in - to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied.' Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. At first, she's just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn't be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn't your real father is a pretty big deal. Tess sets out to find the truth of her identity, and uncovers a secret that could ruin multiple lives. But can she ask for help when she's forgotten how to use her voice? This is the third YA novel from the bestselling and prizewinning author of MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE and KETCHUP CLOUDS.
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Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of heartache yet humour, Zoe tells her story in the only way she can - in letters to the man in prison in America. Armed with a pen, Zoe takes a deep breath, eats a jam sandwich, and begins her tale of love and betrayal.
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