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The Boy with No Boots by Sheila Jeffries

The Boy with No Boots

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Written with clarity, vision and hope, this is a saga spanning the lifetime of a remarkable boy from pre-World War I on. The poverty of the family is shocking and disturbing, (no money for boots), the beauty and connection to nature awe inspiring but long descriptions of landscape do slow the story down initially. Then the boy, Freddie, discovers his ‘Gift’ of ‘the sight’. He can see the dead and is unaware this is socially unacceptable. Full of pain and frustration, this evokes many emotions in the reader but if you believe in Freddie’s gift then this will provide you with solace and enlightenment. A wonderful read.

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The Boy with No Boots by Sheila Jeffries

Freddie Barcussy knows hardship and pain. His parents Annie and Levi are struggling to make ends meet, both suffering with illness and poverty. Freddie is an outsider at school, misunderstood and angry. They need their luck to change. Unbeknown to his parents, Freddie holds the key to their future. He has a gift, a gift he has told no one about. If he can learn how to overcome his fears, he could use it to change all their lives for ever ...Searching to overcome hardship and prejudice, can Freddie find love and happiness or will mistrust ruin his life? For fans of nostalgic saga, this is a gripping saga from the bestselling author of Solomon's Tale.

About the Author

Sheila Jeffries has been writing since she was young, and penned four children's novels which were published before she left school. Written under her maiden name, Sheila Chapman, in the popular 'pony story' genre of the time, the books continued to sell worldwide until the eighties. After studying at Bath Academy of Art, Sheila spent many happy years teaching in UK schools. She had eight more children's novels published under the name Sheila Haigh, and her most successful book, Little Gymnast, was a bestseller in America. Solomon's Tale breaks new ground in her writing career. It's a book truly from the heart, and though it is fiction it is based on two real cats, Solomon and Jessica, who shared and enriched her life. Sheila lives in Somerset where she enjoys teaching meditation and running workshops for writers.

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Publication date

29th January 2015


Sheila Jeffries

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Simon & Schuster Ltd


384 pages


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