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Emma Kennedy - Author

About the Author

Emma Kennedy is the author of nine books, including bestsellers The Tent the Bucket and Me and I Left My Tent in San Francisco. She has also written the Wilma Tenderfoot series for children. She has adapted The Tent the Bucket and Me for BBC1, renamed The Kennedys and is a regular writer on CBBC's Strange Hill High and Dangermouse. 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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The Things We Left Unsaid An unforgettable story of love and family

The Things We Left Unsaid An unforgettable story of love and family

Author: Emma Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

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 fiance 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 another 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.'

The Things We Left Unsaid An unforgettable story of love and family

The Things We Left Unsaid An unforgettable story of love and family

Author: Emma Kennedy Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

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 fiance 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.'

I Left My Tent in San Francisco

I Left My Tent in San Francisco

Author: Emma Kennedy Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2015

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.

The Killing Handbook

The Killing Handbook

Author: Emma Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

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.

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Fatal Phantom

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Fatal Phantom

Author: Emma Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2010

A buried key. A golden claw. Some ghostly goings-on . . . sounds like another case for Wilma Tenderfoot! Wilma Tenderfoot (feisty and determined assistant to the greatest living detective, Theodore P. Goodman) and her trusty beagle Pickle face their toughest task yet. A mummified body has been found buried in the grounds of gothic mansion Blackheart Hoo. Who is it? How did they die? And why is the mummy clutching a key? As things take a seriously spooky turn Wilma must solve the puzzle quickly . . . or risk being frightened to death! There's also the small matter of some buried treasure, a kidnapping and uncovering the grizly secrets of the Blackheart family. Wilma will need all her courage and cunning to crack this case. Gulp.

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Putrid Poison

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Putrid Poison

Author: Emma Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2010

A cunning disguise. Some stinky seaweed. And a dastardly villain on the loose ...sounds like another case for Wilma Tenderfoot! Wilma Tenderfoot, the feisty and determined assistant to the greatest living detective, Theodore P. Goodman, is faced with a peculiar, and pongy, case to crack. Cooper Island's vaudeville theatre becomes centre stage for a murderous menace, as one by one the actors are fatally poisoned. Can Wilma, along with her faithful hound and dazzling dancing partner, Pickle, discover the fiend's identity ...before the final curtain falls for Wilma herself?

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Frozen Hearts

Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Frozen Hearts

Author: Emma Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2009

A stolen jewel. Some frozen hearts. And a fish scale. Sounds like a case for Wilma Tenderfoot! Wilma Tenderfoot dreams of one day becoming assistant to the world-famous and very serious detective Theodore P. Goodman. But the last thing Mr Goodman wants is a small and slightly accident-prone sidekick -- especially one with an over-friendly beagle called Pickle who keeps eating all the clues. Still, be warned - Wilma Tenderfoot may be small, but she is very determined!