Shoes for Anthony

Shoes for Anthony

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`They're running wild. Feral! If I had a shilling for every time a Scott Street boy said he was doing something when he was doing something else entirely I'd be living in Cardiff in a house made of Lardy cake. What did I say? Bad things will happen!'

The idea of the war coming to their small, impoverished Welsh mining village always seemed remote, but with one explosive event and the arrival of the Americans preparing for the invasion of France, the people of Treherbert find their world turned upside down.

But war brings distrust, lies and danger. And as the villagers find themselves hopelessly divided, Anthony, an 11-year-old who hasn't had a pair of shoes in years, is going to have to choose between what is popular and what is right.

Joyous, thrilling and nostalgic, Emma Kennedy's Shoes For Anthony will have you wiping your eyes one moment and beaming from ear-to-ear the next.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 35mm | 541g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091956625
  • 9780091956622
  • 883,581

Review Text

"Moving, memorable and magnificent"
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Review quote

"Moving, memorable and magnificent" -- Clare Balding "Heart-warming, evocative, I couldn't put this down. Utterly brilliant." -- Katie Fforde "The most wonderful book about poverty in the mines, family and this little boy who had to wear Wellingtons" -- Mary Berry "moving debut" * Marie Claire * "a warm and funny novel" * Red *
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About Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is a bestselling author, TV writer, actress and presenter. She has written nine books including her bestselling memoirs, The Tent the Bucket and Me and I Left My Tent in San Francisco. She wrote the Wilma Tenderfoot series for children and has also adapted The Tent the Bucket and Me for the BBC, renamed The Kennedys. The Things We Left Unsaid is Emma's debut adult novel.

As an actress Emma has appeared in many award-winning comedies including Goodness Gracious Me, People Like Us and Miranda. Emma won Celebrity Masterchef in 2012 and is a Guinness World Record holder.

Emma lives in Surrey with her wife and their dogs, and is hard at work on her next novel. You can follow her on Twitter @EmmaKennedy.
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Rating details

429 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 36% (153)
4 41% (176)
3 20% (84)
2 2% (10)
1 1% (6)
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