Shape of a Boy: Family life lessons in far-flung places (a travel memoir) (Hardback)
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Shape of a Boy: Family life lessons in far-flung places (a travel memoir) (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 18/01/2022
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Shape of a Boy is a hilarious and eye-opening travel memoir by the mother of three boys as she documents her travels with her family around the world.

‘Have kids, will travel’ is veteran travel journalist Kate’s mantra. Her intrepid spirit is infectious in this warm, engaging account of her family’s adventures and misadventures. She shares the life lessons learnt on their travels, from overcoming disappointment in Thailand to saying sorry in Japan, discovering perseverance in Borneo and learning about conservation in Malaysia.

From the jungles of southeast Asia to the waterfront in Havana and the blazing heat of Egypt, Shape of a Boy captures the essence of being a parent in the thick of it and learning on the hoof. Inspirational for anyone who has dreaded travelling with a baby, toddler, or teen, it is a life-affirming read for every wannabe-traveller. 

Kate’s vivid evocation of the highs and lows of family time make you belly-laugh and bring a lump to your throat.

"Life-affirming and laugh-out-loud funny" - HELEN FIELDING, AUTHOR OF BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY

“Hilarious and wonderfully fluent, Shape of A Boy makes you see each corner of the world afresh. I read it in one long, lounging read, which took me away from Covid to a vibrant world of orangutans and elephants and a family growing together.”
ANDREW CLOVER, best-selling author of Dad Rules


This is a must-read for every wannabe-traveller grounded by lockdown and for every parent who has dreaded travelling with a baby.

Publisher: Quarto Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780711267176
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


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‘highly entertaining, often hilarious' and 'inspiring to all parents' - Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

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“A must read!”

This book is absolutely amazing. I’ve been sort of out of reading since the pandemic and I hadn’t really read a good book in years. I picked up this book and I couldn’t stop turning pages. An absolutely wonderful... More

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“A joyful read”

I love this book. I couldn't put it down. The stories and experiences of this well travelled, brave family are inspirational and hilarious in equal measure. My desire to explore our incredible planet has be... More

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“Summery Fun read”

I read this in one go, I didn't want to put it down. If you've ever been on a family holiday or taken children on a trip this will resonate with you. Guaranteed to make you laugh out loyd with comedy... More

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