Emma Smith - Author

About the Author

Emma Smith was born Elspeth Hallsmith in 1923. Maidens' Trip was first published in 1948 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. The Far Cry, a novel, was published the following year and was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 1951 Emma Smith married and moved to Wales, where she published children's books, short stories and, in 1978, her novel The Opportunity of a Lifetime. In 2008 The Great Western Beach, her memoir of her Cornish childhood, was published. Since 1980 Emma Smith has lived in the London district of Putney.

Featured books by Emma Smith

100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths Support All Areas of Your Baby's Development by Nurtur

100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths Support All Areas of Your Baby's Development by Nurtur

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2021

A practical and easy to navigate resource to help provide your baby with the foundations of a bright mathematical future. ‘100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths’ by Emma Smith does exactly what it says on the tin. Broken down into 100 Days the author takes us through why a positive early experience and introduction to maths is important as well as a variety of activities that can help to boost a child’s mathematical development even before they can talk. As I learned in this book, babies are born with an innate number sense and the ability to categorise and quantify early on. This, as well as their bonding and connection with the parent, can help to shape their preschool mathematical abilities. Using activities that most definitely don’t feel like maths homework and with tips on how to incorporate number talk into everyday life, this book is very well-structured and offers achievable ways to incorporate maths into a busy family life. ‘100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths’ Creates an enjoyable environment for both parent and child. This book not only helps to develop a baby’s maths ability in a way that will help them to progress throughout their education as a whole but also allows for dedicated quality bonding time for parent and child. This really is one to read for new and soon-to-be parents.  Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador

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As Green as Grass Growing Up Before, During & After the Second World War

As Green as Grass Growing Up Before, During & After the Second World War

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Uprooted from her beloved Great Western Beach, Emma Smith moves with her family from Newquay to the Devonshire village of Crapstone. But the dust has hardly settled when tragedy strikes, and Emma's father, a DSO-decorated hero of the Great War, is so frustrated by the hardship of life as a lowly bank clerk and by his thwarted artistic ambitions that he suffers a catastrophic breakdown - from which disaster Emma's resourceful mother rallies courageously. Then, in 1939, the war again becomes a reality. Emma's sister Pam at once enlists with the WAAF and Jim, her politically minded brother, after initially declaring himself a pacifist, joins the RAF. But what should Emma, aged only sixteen, do? Secretarial collage equips her for a job with MI5 but it's dull work and Emma yearns for fresh air. She is rescued by a scheme taking on girls as crew for canal boats. Freedom! The war over, Emma travels to India with a documentary film company, lives in Chelsea, falls in love in France and spends time in Paris where she sets about mending a broken heart by writing her first novel. Sitting beside the Seine during a heatwave with her typewriter on her knees, she is unwittingly snapped by legendary photographer Robert Doisneau. The zest, thirst for life and buoyant spirits of Emma, as she recalls in evocative detail the quality of England in the thirties and forties give As Green as Grass the feel of a ready-made classic.

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Other books by Emma Smith

The Keto Book

The Keto Book

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2020

The Keto Book by Emma Smith

Keto Express for a Balanced Diet

Keto Express for a Balanced Diet

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2020

Keto Express for a Balanced Diet by Emma Smith

The Keto Mastery Diet

The Keto Mastery Diet

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2020

The Keto Mastery Diet by Emma Smith

All-Time Keto Diet

All-Time Keto Diet

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2020

All-Time Keto Diet by Emma Smith

The Perfect Diet with 146 Awesome Recipes

The Perfect Diet with 146 Awesome Recipes

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2020

The Perfect Diet with 146 Awesome Recipes by Emma Smith

The Advanced Keto Book for Flawless Health

The Advanced Keto Book for Flawless Health

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2020

The Advanced Keto Book for Flawless Health by Emma Smith

Eazy to Apply Keto Standard Express

Eazy to Apply Keto Standard Express

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2020

Eazy to Apply Keto Standard Express by Emma Smith

The 3 Week Keto Express Diet

The 3 Week Keto Express Diet

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2020

The 3 Week Keto Express Diet by Emma Smith

The Ketogenic Diet of Excellent Health Control

The Ketogenic Diet of Excellent Health Control

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2020

The Ketogenic Diet of Excellent Health Control by Emma Smith

The Secrets of Disease Protective Desserts

The Secrets of Disease Protective Desserts

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2020

The Secrets of Disease Protective Desserts by Emma Smith

How to Lose Weight and Boost Metabolism

How to Lose Weight and Boost Metabolism

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2020

How to Lose Weight and Boost Metabolism by Emma Smith

How to Boost Metabolism with Keto Desserts

How to Boost Metabolism with Keto Desserts

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2020

How to Boost Metabolism with Keto Desserts by Emma Smith

How to Boost Metabolism and Reverse Disease

How to Boost Metabolism and Reverse Disease

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2020

How to Boost Metabolism and Reverse Disease by Emma Smith

Alibi Freak

Alibi Freak

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2020

Alibi Freak by Emma Smith

This Is Shakespeare

This Is Shakespeare

Author: Emma Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 'The best introduction to the plays I've read, perhaps the best book on Shakespeare, full stop' Alex Preston, Observer 'It makes you impatient to see or re-read the plays at once' Hilary Mantel A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sort of. But it doesn't really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare's plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry: who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. This is Shakespeare. And he needs your attention.

First-Time Mom

First-Time Mom

Author: Emma Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

First-Time Mom by Emma Smith

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