Sunflowers in February


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Sunflowers in February

Phyllida Shrimpton

ISBN 9781471406881

Lily has died in a car accident. The trouble is, Lily's really not at all sure she wants to 'move on'... This funny, heartbreaking novel is perfect if you loved John Green or The Lovely Bones.

Lily wakes up one crisp Sunday morning on the side of the road. She has no idea how she got there. It is all very peaceful. And very beautiful. It is only when the police car, and then the ambulance, arrive and she sees her own body that she realises that she is in fact... dead.

But what is she supposed do now? Lily has no option but to follow her body and sees her family – her parents and her twin brother – start falling apart. And then her twin brother Ben gives her a once in a death time opportunity – to use his own body for a while.

But will Lily give Ben his body back? She is beginning to have a rather good time... A moving, startlingly funny and yet achingly sad debut novel from a stunning new talent. 

The Author

phylida shrimptonPhyllida Shrimpton is a full-time mother of a teenage daughter and currently lives in Essex with her husband, their rescued Newfoundland and small, badly behaved Jack Russell. She achieved a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management, but soon jumped ship to work with teenagers, including students with Asperger's syndrome, on an Essex-based agricultural college farm before eventually moving to live temporarily in the Netherlands. She is also an artist. Sunflowers in February is her first novel. 






Reviews, News & Interviews:

Powerful, the imagery beautiful, the characters relatable * The Bookbag * Fascinating and thought provoking. Juno Magazine