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The Last Days of Archie Maxwell

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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 144 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/11/2017 ISBN: 9781781127285

The Last Days of Archie Maxwell

Annabel Pitcher

Barrington Stoke

Full of love, humour and heartbreak, this beautifully crafted YA novella from the multi award-winning author of Ketchup Clouds and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a compassionate and distinctive tale of modern family life and its issues.


When Archie’s dad leaves, it throws his life into turmoil. He discovers there’s been a secret at the heart of his cosy family life – and he can’t accept the truth of that secret, however hard he tries. So, Archie heeds the siren call of the trains that run past the end of his garden. But when he finds himself at the track, he realises that the trains have been calling to someone else too. Someone Archie knows very well indeed. This is the story of what happens when they meet.

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Selling points

  • Stunning Barrington Stoke debut from a stand-out author, with a great profile among fans of YA and pitch-perfect voice – exploded onto the scene with her multi-award-winning first title, My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece
  • Beautiful, collectable novella for lovers of Annabel’s writing in particular and YA in general
  • Award-winning Barrington Stoke has almost 20 years’ experience of publishing super readable books accessible to young people with dyslexia or reading reluctance

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