Shoes for Anthony

Shoes for Anthony

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From the author of bestselling The Tent, The Bucket and Me, now a BBC1 comedy series, THE KENNEDYS.

As the youngest in a family of six, all eleven-year-old Anthony wants is a pair of shoes to call his own. Instead he's condemned to wear a pair of hand-me-down wellies that may or may not be haunted.

When war comes to his small, impoverished mining village, life starts to get more exciting: there are American soldiers, his sister has joined the WAAF - Mrs Reece even has a banana! But it is only when a foreign plane crashes into the Welsh hillside that Anthony and his gang discover what war is really about...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 24mm | 271g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091956633
  • 9780091956639
  • 865,135

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"Moving, memorable and magnificent"
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What an utterly scrumpatious book. The joy of a soggy welly, the thrill of an adventure,the harsh realities of life -- Penny Smith loving Shoes For Anthony.It's funny, desperate, touching, real. -- Anneka Rice Funny, believable and poignant * Fabulous * ... will have you laughing and crying in equal measure... One to pack for your summer holiday * Heat * Emma Kennedy's books are as funny, warm and life-inspiring as she is -- Jenny Colgan a warm and funny novel * Red * moving debut * Marie Claire * The most wonderful book about poverty in the mines, family and this little boy who had to wear Wellingtons -- Mary Berry Heart-warming, evocative, I couldn't put this down. Utterly brilliant. -- Katie Fforde Moving, memorable and magnificent -- Clare Balding
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About Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is a bestselling author, TV writer, actress and presenter. She has written ten 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 Time of Our Lives is Emma's second 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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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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