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The Tent The Bucket And Me

Author : Emma Kennedy
ISBN : 9781446407776
Genre : Travel
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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.
Category: Travel

I Left My Tent In San Francisco

Author : Emma Kennedy
ISBN : 9781407079431
Genre : Travel
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It's 1989, and Emma and her best friend Dee head to the USA to make their fortune. But completely inept and virtually unemployable, they discover that they can't even get a job in McDonald's. Forced to travel from California to New York with only pennies in their pockets, they bounce from scrape to scrape, surviving on their wits and the kindness of strangers. Bad luck and misfortune throw everything their way - snakes, earthquakes, black magic and incontinent dogs. They even get kidnapped by a sex-crazed midget in a Ferrari. This never happened to Jack Kerouac. A startlingly honest and ridiculously funny book, I Left My Tent in San Francisco tells the miraculous story of how the hapless pair made it back alive to tell the disastrous tale.
Category: Travel

Least Worst Stories From The Dust Bucket

Author : R. Grayson Brice
ISBN : 9781387924479
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short stories with no common theme from circa 2008 to present.
Category: Fiction

Bucket List Ride

Author : Linda Enns
ISBN : 9781525536915
Genre : Travel
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Small-town Manitoba may not be where big dreams typically start, but for Winkler resident Victor Enns, that’s where the adventure began. Invited by his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Linda Enns, to take a “bucket list” motorcycle ride across Western Canada, this octogenarian didn’t let his age stop him. Other challenges almost did though, and the reader will enjoy a rollicking account of the ups and downs of this exhilarating venture. In her comfortable and compelling style, Linda Enns invites you along on the journey. You will encounter a range of challenges including mechanical troubles with the bikes, curious encounters with troubled strangers, and the worry of the younger generation regarding the hardiness of their older travelling companion. You will also enjoy great beauty, the heritage of multi-generational love, delightful humour, and charming anecdotes. While an entertaining Western Canada travelogue for tourists and motorcycle enthusiasts, this book goes far beyond that. It is an uplifting, moving account that will inspire readers who: are facing life after the loss of a loved one; have big dreams but the fears to match; need a new perspective on age-related challenges; want motivation to live a more positive life; or could reach out with kindness to make someone’s “bucket list” a reality. Bucket List Ride will engage all your senses as you enjoy the sights (mountains), sounds (650 Yamaha), tastes (ice-cream), smells (forest fires) and touch (group hugs) of this road-touring adventure. Enjoy the ride!
Category: Travel

The Things We Left Unsaid

Author : Emma Kennedy
ISBN : 9781473568532
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 62.23 MB
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A HOPEFUL AND HEARTBREAKING TALE OF A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE SECRET AT ITS CORE _____________________ "So tender and thoughtful. I loved it" MARIAN KEYES "A gorgeous, rich treat" JANE FALLON "Warm, intriguing, brimming with tenderness... A joyous book" RUTH JONES ________________________ Rachel’s relationship with her mother Eleanor has always been far from perfect. Eleanor is a renowned artist forged in the swinging sixties, and Rachel has forever lived in the shadow of her success. When Rachel is left by her fiancé on the morning of their wedding, she has no choice but to move back into her family home and spend an unbearably hot summer with a mother she feels distant from – in the presence of many painful memories. It will take a crushing turn of events before Rachel realises that sometimes the past holds exactly the comfort we need. And that behind the words left unsaid are untold stories that have the power to define us. "This book is incredibly special... I cared so deeply for all of the characters" GABY ROSLIN "Involving and emotional" JANET ELLIS ________________________ Early readers absolutely love The Things We Left Unsaid: ‘A really enjoyable book.’ ‘Truly beautiful. I adored this book. I cried and know that when I read this again and again I’ll cry each time.’ ‘A real and full story that was completely relatable.’ ‘An excellent read and I would certainly recommend it.’ ‘The sense of time and place was very authentic.’ ‘I loved the characters and both them and London felt so alive. The story unfolded at a good pace with lots of treasured moments and the story felt new.’ ‘The little details portraying the different time periods really make this book special. This is definitely one I’ll be recommending.’ ‘A beautiful story of relationships and their complications.’ ‘Would recommend without hesitation.’ ‘I absolutely loved it.’ ‘Set in two time periods, present day and the sixties, this is a compelling tale of two women coming of age and coming to terms with themselves. I loved this book.’ ‘I loved this book, from start to finish it had me wanting to keep reading!’ ‘It is funny, sad and intriguing, a must read. I honestly was sad to get to the end.’ ‘A funny, touching story.’ ‘This novel is an absolute gem. I loved everything about it.’ ‘I loved the way the characters were developed in the story. They worked their way into my heart.’ ‘This author has insight and compassion and is an excellent storyteller, wise and full of empathy.’
Category: Fiction

Shoes For Anthony

Author : Emma Kennedy
ISBN : 9781250090973
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 61.12 MB
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This 1944 World War Two drama tells the story of Anthony, a boy living in a deprived Welsh village, anticipating the arrival of American troops. Suddenly, a German plane crashes into the village mountain. A Polish prisoner-of-war survives and is brought into the community where he builds a close relationship with Anthony. Later, the villagers discover one of the Germans on the plane has survived and is still on the mountain. 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. This is a small gem of a novel that reviewers (and readers) will cherish.
Category: Fiction

The Qaakil

Author : Bill Nielsen
ISBN : 9781466966871
Genre : Fiction
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Young Powerful Love + Tragic Terror = Spine-tingling Excitement! Colt and Molly, intensely in love, face devastating horror with grace and humor while fighting to contain a truly horrendous invasive species. The Qaakil is a very timely novel-sized work that mixes humor and romance with the stark terror of a believable monster story. This novel is timely because of the headlines that have been reporting the discovery of Killer fish imported from China in a Maryland pond and now in the Potomac River along with big-headed carp that have decimated fisheries in the Mississippi River system and now threaten the Great Lakes. Great care has also been taken to keep the story line technically correct and logical. This is NOT a giant alligator in my basement type of story! Ecocidae Gigas Dentire or Giant Toothed Pike were thought to be extinct although Inuit people have tried for years to tell the Kabloona (White Man) about what they call The Qaakil; sixteen-foot monsters found in some remote lakes of the far north. Those stories were dismissed as folklore. However, they do exist as John Stanton of Stanton Electronics found out in the last few seconds of his life while on an expedition to the far north. The Stanton family takes a brave and principled stance when they realize they are responsible for importing these monsters and allowing them to escape into a New York State river. Colt and Molly will experience horrifying situations including attempted murder as they work to confine these monsters while at the same time discovering the joys of new-found love.
Category: Fiction

Under The Same Army Flag

Author : Xian Deng
ISBN : 7508506979
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945