The Tent, the Bucket and Me

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446407772

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 2017

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.

The Tent, the Bucket and Me

My Family's Disastrous Attempts to Go Camping in the 70s

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091926785

Category: Camping

Page: 346

View: 2946

Growing up in the Seventies, we were on the brink of the modern age. But despite a brave new world of Casio hand-held calculators and digital watches, one thing remained the same: the family holiday. For the Seventies 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 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.

Shoes for Anthony

A Novel

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250090970

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9232

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.

I Left My Tent in San Francisco

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091935954

Category: Actresses

Page: 311

View: 4269

"It's 1989 and Emma Kennedy is planning to go camping again.Together with best friend Bee, Emma is setting off on a classic American road trip, far from parents and responsibilities. It's going to be the adventure of a lifetime, and definitely nothing like the disastrous family holidays of her childhood. With no careful planning whatsoever, Emma and Bee set off from San Francisco bound for New York. However, before long their trip has become a little more Carry On than Kerouac. They survive a minor earthquake, only to get kidnapped by a midget in a Ferrari, and find themselves staying in a house of snakes and incontinent dogs where they suspect they are being used as slave labour. From San Diego to Sante Fe and New Orleans to Washington (accidentally via Florida oops) I Left My Tent in San Francisco is a hilarious coming-of-age tale, about setting out on the ulitmate adventure when you're young, free and very disorganised..."

The Killing Handbook

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409109240

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 9767

Emma Kennedy tells you everything you ever wanted to know about THE KILLING - and more. Hej! If you've been experiencing an inexplicable longing for rain, long dark nights and an overwhelming urge to pull on a slightly itchy looking jumper, then congratulations - You have Forbrydelsen Fever. There's no need to panic. This is your chance to get inside the world of Sarah Lund and THE KILLING: from the characters, the plot holes and the politics to the language, dating the Danish way and the jumpers ... So if you've ever wondered who cut the CCTV wire outside Lund's flat in series one, why Morten went so far to protect Troels (TROOOOOOOOOELLLLLLS), where you can start your walking tour of Copenhagen from woods to warehouses and the County Hall or even how you can knit your own Lund jumper - this is the book for you. Emma Kennedy is a superfan and this is her hilarious guide to everything you're going to need to pretend you are Danish, bone up on everything suspicious and transform yourself into Sarah Lund herself.

Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee

Author: Chris Van Dusen

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452103839

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 6711

With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when one playful whale decides to say hello. Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying! How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And when will they ever get to eat lunch? Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee is a great read-aloud, sure to provide fits of giggles.

The Tent

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547545649

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 96

View: 8472

Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, an old army tent, and less than the best of intentions. Tired of being poor, Steven's father is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the easy way to fame and fortune. But just when they've got their act down pat and the money is rolling in, Steven and Corey begin to realize that what they'd originally thought of as a harmless lie is all about avarice and power and, ultimately, guilt. Each book includes a reader's guide.

How to Bring Up Your Parents

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Friday Project

ISBN: 9781905548576

Category: Parents

Page: 305

View: 6938

From the history of the parent to the molecules that make them, this book provides you with everything you will ever need to know about taking charge of your parents.

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Rascal's Revenge:

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 1743290128

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2168

The fourth book in the laugh-out-loud-till-you-can't-breathe-and-tears-are-running-down-your-face "Wilma Tenderfoot" series, by award-winning TV comedy actress and scriptwriter Emma Kennedy. Wilma Tenderfoot (small but determined - and slightly accident prone - assistant to the greatest living detective, Theodore P. Goodman) and her beloved beagle, Pickle, are on their most cracking case yet! The whole of Cooper Island is under threat, Mr Goodman has more on his plate than even he can handle, and Wilma is on the cusp of solving the conundrum of her birthright. But things ALWAYS ALWAYS get worse before they get better (everyone knows that!) - so hold onto your hats, take out the mansize tissues, and get reading...

Halle and Tiger with Their Bucketfilling Family

Author: Peggy Johncox

Publisher: Ferne Press

ISBN: 9781933916750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8417

When Tiger comes to live with Halle, Halle must teach the new cat about bucket filling.

More Than a Bucket List

Making Your Dreams, Passions, and Faith a Reality

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400321271

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9514

Fun ideas of things to do, places to see, and ways to make a difference! Everyone dreams about places to see, people to meet, and things to do in their lifetime. But too often we lose sight of those dreams and get buried in everyday busyness and demands. More Than a Bucket List will inspire you to seize and act on a range of dreams—anything from visiting the Holy Land, donating your time at a soup kitchen, learning to climb a tree, or helping a child learn to read. The book also includes ideas to make lasting memories as you marvel at a new sight, laugh like crazy with an old friend, or change a life. The compilation of bucket list items is divided thematically and blended with Scripture and personal stories. Pages at the back allow you to write your own bucket list items. Are you ready to finish this life well and start checking off items from your bucket list?

Will You Fill My Bucket?

Daily Acts of Love Around the World

Author: Carol McCloud,Karen Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933916989

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3059

A simple question, Will you fill my bucket?, is fervently asked by children from twelve different countries. Sweet rhyming prose and vividly captivating illustrations delight the senses and express the deep joy and love we hope for all the children. Will You Fill My Bucket? and the responses given will touch the heartstrings of people young and old around the world.

Where Did It All Go Right?

Growing Up Normal in the 70s

Author: Andrew Collins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409020274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7956

Andrew Collins was born 37 years ago in Northampton. His parents never split up, in fact they rarely exchanged a cross word. No-one abused him. Nobody died. He got on well with his brother and sister and none of his friends drowned in a canal. He has never stayed overnight in a hospital and has no emotional scars from his upbringing, except a slight lingering resentment that Anita Barker once mocked the stabilisers on his bike. Where Did It All Go Right? is a jealous memoir written by someone who occasionally wishes life had dealt him a few more juicy marketable blows. The author delves back into his first 18 years in search of something - anything - that might have left him deeply and irreparably damaged. With tales of bikes, telly, sweets, good health, domestic harmony and happy holidays, Andrew aims to bring a little hope to all those out there living with the emotional after-effects of a really nice childhood. Andrew Collins kept a diary from the age of five, so he really can remember what he had for tea everyday and what he did at school, excerpts from his diary run throughout the book and it is this detail which makes his story so compelling.

How to Shit in the Woods, 3rd Edition

An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

Author: Kathleen Meyer

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 1112

It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of the decade” by Books of the Southwest, and in its second as “the real shit” by the late, great, outdoor photographer Galen Rowell, this bestselling guide is often called the “backpacker’s bible” and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in eight languages. Author Kathleen Meyer continues to pioneer the way with her inimitable voice—at once humorous, irreverent, and direct—examining the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking wilds. World changes come fast and furious, and in the backcountry it is no different. The practice of “packing-it-out,” adopted to protect high use areas and fragile eco-systems, is here to stay. We are now often urged to haul our poop home. Or with increasing frequency, the whole business is mandatory. To assist with all this responsible human waste disposal, Meyer’s new edition features the latest in product innovations, from classy high-tech to inexpensive do-it-yourself. She covers the most current solutions to the health risks of drinking straight from wilderness waterways; presents a raft of natural substitutes for the purist swearing off toilet tissue; and offers a wealth of new recommendations for ladies who must make do without a loo. This down-to-earth guide has been employed as a training aid for scout troops, outdoor schools, and wilderness programs for inner-city youth; for rangers with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management; as well as for whitewater rafting guides, backcountry outfitters, and members of the military. In rowing hundreds of urbanites down whitewater rivers, Meyer honed her squatting skills and found she “wasn’t alone in the klutz department.” Her delightfully shameless discussion of a once-shameful activity, her erudite examination of its associated vocabulary, and her unapologetic promotion of its colorful vernacular make How to Shit in the Woods essential and vastly entertaining reading for anyone who’s ever paused at the edge of the forest and pondered: “Where do I go to go?” From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Salt Path

Author: Raynor Winn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405937521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7460

In one devastating week, Raynor and her husband Moth lost their house and received a terminal diagnosis that took away their future together. With nowhere to call home, they instead embarked on a journey: to walk the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile sea-swept trail from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. This ancient, wind-battered landscape lays them bare, stripping away every comfort they have ever known. With almost no money for food orshelter, carrying the essentials for survival on their backs, they wild camp on beaches and clifftops. Until slowly, with every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, the walk sets them on a road of discovery. They don't know how far they will travel, but unexpectedly, they find themselves on a path to freedom. The Salt Path is an unflinchingly honest, inspiring and life-affirming true story about coming to terms with grief and the healing power of nature. Ultimately, it is a book about home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected of ways.

The Tent

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551995565

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 861

A new collection of dazzling short fiction. One of the world’s most celebrated authors, Margaret Atwood has penned a collection of smart and entertaining fictional essays, in the genre of her popular books Good Bones and Murder in the Dark, punctuated with wonderful illustrations by the author. Chilling and witty, prescient and personal, delectable and tart, these highly imaginative, vintage Atwoodian essays speak on a broad range of subjects, reflecting the times we live in with deadly accuracy and knife-edge precision. From the Hardcover edition.

A Stolen Life

Author: Jaycee Dugard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857207148

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9328

On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.

The Art of Camping

The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars

Author: Matthew De Abaitua

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141968958

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 1179

Could there be another way of life? Can I survive with less stuff? Should I run for the hills? These are all good questions that people have asked before, throughout history, and which have inspired people to set up camp. But now camping is part of the drive for self-sufficiency, a reaction against mass tourism, a chance to connect with the land, to experience a community, to leave no trace . . . From packing to pitching, with hikes into the deep history of the subject and encounters with the great campers and camping movements of the past, this is the only book you'll need to pack when you next head off to sleep under the stars. IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT CAMPERS LIKE MORE THAN CAMPING, IT'S DREAMING ABOUT THEIR NEXT TRIP

Holy Ghost Girl

A Memoir

Author: Donna M. Johnson

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 1592407358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 8875

Recounts the author's childhood as an organist's daughter for tent revivalist David Terrell, describing her witness to his mass "miracles" and his morally corrupt activities behind the scenes as well as the growing fame that transformed his broken-down caravan into a lucrative ministry before his illegal practices were exposed. 20,000 first printing.

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Author: Scott J. Holliday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988555402

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 8720

South Carolina, 1879. With a drunken wife and an overbearing father-in-law, prison guard Paul Constantine leads an unfulfilling life. But Paul's world is shattered when Roy Pellerin-a childhood friend and circus performer born with skin like an alligator-escapes Paul's prison. Now Paul must track Roy across the country facing thieves and murderers, his own demons, and the struggle between justice and forgiveness.