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  • Published: 15 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780091956639
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

Shoes for Anthony

Exciting, nostalgic and funny - the debut novel from the bestselling author of The Tent, The Bucket and Me

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.

  • Published: 15 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780091956639
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

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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Praise for Shoes for Anthony

Moving, memorable and magnificent

Clare Balding

moving debut

Marie Claire

a warm and funny novel


Emma Kennedy's books are as funny, warm and life-inspiring as she is

Jenny Colgan

. will have you laughing and crying in equal measure. One to pack for your summer holiday


Funny, believable and poignant


Heart-warming, evocative, I couldn't put this down. Utterly brilliant.

Katie Fforde

...am loving Shoes For Anthony.It's funny, desperate, touching, real.

Anneka Rice

What an utterly scrumpatious book. The joy of a soggy welly, the thrill of an adventure,the harsh realities of life

Penny Smith

The most wonderful book about poverty in the mines, family and this little boy who had to wear Wellingtons

Mary Berry

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