The Things We Left Unsaid by Emma Kennedy
Aug07

The Things We Left Unsaid by Emma Kennedy

The Things We Left Unsaid by Emma Kennedy was the last book I picked up in a lockdown panic book buying trip to Sainsbury’s. I can live without new clothes and shoes and various things around the house. I can’t live without books. (I also picked up My Brilliant Friend and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.) I’d read a book by Emma Kennedy before – Shoes for Anthony – which I’d really enjoyed, so I felt I...

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Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy
Jan13

Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy

This isn’t my usual kind of book. But I absolutely loved it. I liked the sound of it from the blurb but, actually, the blurb really doesn’t do it justice. Shoes for Anthony is the story of an 11 year old boy living in poverty in a small town in Wales during World War II. The family is so poor he doesn’t have shoes, just a pair of hand-me-down wellies. The youngest of four children, his father and his brothers are...

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