Mud (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 05/07/2018
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It's 1979, and thirteen-year-old Lydia has no idea how she'll cope when her dad announces that the family has to sell up and move onto a Thames sailing barge in Essex. With his girlfriend. And her three kids.

Between trying to keep her clothes dry in a leaky cabin, disastrous hair-dye attempts, awkward encounters with local boys, and coping with her suddenly enormous and troublesome family, Lydia fears she'll sink rather than swim...

At turns heartbreaking and uplifting, through Lydia's innocent and perceptive voice we find out that while the mud may stick, the tide can turn - and in unexpected and joyful ways.

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781783446896
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Smart and funny. It will tug at your heartstrings' - Dawn O'Porter

'This delectable novel... Historically evocative and full of amusing thoughts, it scoots along with wind in its sails.' - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

'This original and tender comic novel is an apparent contradiction: a hugely funny story about grief, parental alcoholism and loneliness' - Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian 

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“An unusual coming-of-age story”

When thirteen-year-old Lydia has to live on a sailing barge - along with her dad, new step-mum, three siblings, three step-siblings and two cats - she is pretty sure her life is over. Being a teenager is hard enough... More

“'I've bought a big boat. A lovely old Thames barge. Her name is Lady Beatrice, and we're all going to live on her...'”

Lydia's father drops a rather large bombshell on the family when he tells them that he has sold their family home and bought a boat...an old Thames Barge The Lady Beatrice on which he proposes the family will... More

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