The Tent, the Bucket and Me
Pack your suitcases, we're off! A hilarious Seventies childhood memoir of utterly disastrous family camping trips, now the inspiration for the major BBC series THE KENNEDYS..
Emma Kennedy's hilarious memoir of wet and windy family trips, NOW ADAPTED FOR THE MAJOR BBC ONE SERIES THE KENNEDYS. For the 70s child, summer holidays didn't mean the joy of CentreParcs or the sophistication of a Tuscan villa. They meant being crammed into a car with Grandma and heading to the coast. With just a tent for a home and a bucket for the necessities, we would set off on new adventures each year stoically resolving to enjoy ourselves.
For Emma Kennedy, and her mum and dad, disaster always came along for the ride no matter where they went. Whether it was being swept away by a force ten gale on the Welsh coast or suffering copious amounts of food poisoning on a brave trip to the south of France, family holidays always left them battered and bruised.
But they never gave up. Emma's memoir, The Tent, The Bucket and Me, is a painfully funny reminder of just what it was like to spend your summer holidays cold, damp but with sand between your toes.
Praise for The Tent, the Bucket and Me
An invigorating, warm-hearted and often hysterial read ... BrilliantTime Out
I love her writingJON RONSON
Offers all you could ask for in terms of lovingly remembered period details, comical pratfalls and well-justified swearingDaily Mail
Jaw achingly funny from cover to cover ... it will strike a chord with seasoned campers everywhereCaravan, Motorhome and Camping Mart
I love camping! Relive the experience with Emma et al - you can almost taste the smell of the damp canvasJO BRAND
You really ought to take Emma Kennedy on holiday with you. In book-form only. Never, ever, in personDAVE GORMAN
It's sly descriptions of chaotic familys are a shrewd commentary on family lifeSainsbury's magazine
Frighteningly hilariousDAWN FRENCH