The Tent, The Bucket and Me

  • by Emma Kennedy
  • Narrated by Emma Kennedy
  • 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 10 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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Customer Reviews

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Hilariously Real People

What did you love best about The Tent, The Bucket and Me?

That this family made an adventure out of every situation.

What did you like best about this story?

What does Emma Kennedy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The tone of her voice while explaining the high points of her forced adventures.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The finality of putting camping gear away-even the awful bucket. It moved me.

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- Leah

Good and entertaining

I did not expect some of the language in the book, it was a humorous story, overall a great story!
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- slhb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks