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The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

Written by: Brian Conaghan
Narrated by: Drew Dillon
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins

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Publisher's Summary

A powerful, funny and moving novel from the author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Perfect for fans of John Boyne, Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman. 

Bobby Seed has questions. What's another word for 'thesaurus'? How can I tell Bel I want her as my girl friend, not my girlfriend? How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills? And sometimes, secretly, Why us? 

Bobby's little brother, Danny, has questions, too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer? And why won't Mum's stupid illness just go away? But it's Mum's question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It's the Big One. The Unthinkable One. 

If Bobby agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping to end it. Would he? Could he?

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  • Sigrin
  • 16-08-19

The weight of caring


This is a beautifully written piece about being a young carer and living with that weight on your shoulders 24/7

It is written with empathy and understanding. It’s not an easy book, but certainly one which you will touch your heart and soul.

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  • cazik
  • 26-06-18

amazing story of a young carer

although listed as a young adults book, it is very relatable for anyone who has been a carer. great book!

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  • G Verbrugge
  • 09-07-19

Exceptional listen

Most moving listen I’ve ever heard. Well narrated and so sensitively done. Have tissues ready,