Even when you have received a death sentence, you still have to live... Life just seems like a big party sometimes, at which we all gradually get edged to the door, and then we are out in the cold. But the party continues without us... This is the story of Louis, who never quite fitted in, and of his younger brother who always tagged along. Two brothers on one final journey together, wading through the stuff that is thicker than water. Tender-hearted, at times achingly funny, This is the Life is a moving testimony to both the resilience of the human spirit and to the price of strawberries.
'This is a lovely touching book. The subject is a poignant one, handled with tact, insight and, most of all, with love'
Alexander McCall Smith
'Beautifully done... A fine book on mortality and siblinghood'
Broadcaster Libby Purves
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Publisher: Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||12th February 2015|
|Publisher:||Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Alex Shearer was born in Wick, in the far north of Scotland. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a secretary. He enjoyed writing from an early age, and sold his first television script about thirty years ago. He went on to write several TV series, stage plays, radio plays and comedy scripts. Moving into writing for children, his novels BOOTLEG and THE GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD were adapted for television by the BBC, and his 2003 novel THE SPEED OF THE DARK was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. He lives in Somerset and is married ...More About Alex Shearer