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  • Published: 7 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473503755
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 10 hr 31 min
  • Narrator: Emma Kennedy
  • RRP: $22.99
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Shoes for Anthony




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

‘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.

  • Published: 7 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473503755
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 10 hr 31 min
  • Narrator: Emma Kennedy
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

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

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

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

Heat

Funny, believable and poignant

Fabulous

...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

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