• "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"

  • "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"

  • " 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