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Shoes for Anthony

Shoes for Anthony

A Novel

Emma Kennedy

Thomas Dunne Books


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.

Praise for Shoes for Anthony

"Heart-warming, evocative, I couldn't put this down. Utterly brilliant." --Katie Fforde, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author

"Emma Kennedy's books are as funny, warm, and life-inspiring as she is." --Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times bestselling author

"Moving debut." --Marie Claire

"A warm and funny novel." --Red

"Moving, memorable, and magnificent." --Clare Balding, bestselling author of My Animals and Other Family

Reviews from Goodreads

Emma Kennedy

EMMA KENNEDY is the author of several books, including bestsellers The Tent the Bucket and Me and I Left My Tent in San Francisco. She is also an actress and has appeared in many award winning comedies including Goodness Gracious Me, People Like Us, and Miranda. She is the Fun Editor at Tatler, won Celebrity Masterchef in 2012, and is a Guinness World Record holder.

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