Tent, the Bucket and Me
Emma Kennedy

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Narrated By: Emma Kennedy

Duration: 12 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

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.


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An invigorating, warm-hearted and often hysterial read ... Brilliant

Time Out

Frighteningly hilarious


Offers all you could ask for in terms of lovingly remembered period details, comical pratfalls and well-justified swearing

Daily Mail

Jaw achingly funny from cover to cover ... it will strike a chord with seasoned campers everywhere

Caravan, Motorhome and Camping Mart

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