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…
“Moving, memorable and magnificent”
“Heart-warming, evocative, I couldn't put this down. Utterly brilliant.”
“The most wonderful book about poverty in the mines, family and this little boy who had to wear Wellingtons”
“a warm and funny novel”
“Emma Kennedy’s books are as funny, warm and life-inspiring as she is”
“… will have you laughing and crying in equal measure… One to pack for your summer holiday”
“Funny, believable and poignant”
“...am loving Shoes For Anthony.It's funny, desperate, touching, real.”
“What an utterly scrumpatious book. The joy of a soggy welly, the thrill of an adventure,the harsh realities of life”