This is the Life

By Alex Shearer

Even when you have received a death sentence, you still have to live…

“I don’t have much advice to give anyone; I’ve learned very little in my life; but here’s a gem of wisdom. Don’t take a dying man’s kettle away. You won’t be doing him any favours. Nor yourself either.”
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.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 27 Feb 2014
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-752972-8
Alex Shearer was born in Wick in the north of Scotland, and now lives in Somerset. He has written for television, radio, film and the stage and is the author of many books for children, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize shortlisted The Speed of the Dark. Several of Alex’s novels have become films and TV series, all over the world; one became both a manga comic and a full length anime film in Japan. His books have been translated into many different languages.

”'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