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
Rachel’s relationship with her mother, Eleanor, has always been far from perfect. Eleanor is a renowned artist born from the swinging sixties, and Rachel has forever lived in the shadow of her success. When Rachel is left by her fiancé she has no choice but to move back into her family home with a mother she feels distant from – in the presence of many painful memories. Read on for an extract from the new novel from Emma Kennedy, The Things We Left Unsaid.