Publication Date: 06/10/2022 ISBN: 9781914343032 Category:

The Bones of Me

Kel Duckhouse

Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: 06/10/2022 ISBN: 9781914343032 Category:
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Living on an East London council estate has its worries – and life for 15 year old Molly hasn’t always been easy. But she has a dream, a dream to be a boxer just like her older brother Denny. When he agrees to train her, she couldn’t be more excited. But one night everything changes. There’s an assault outside Molly’s local boxing club, Denny’s nowhere to be found and the police are after him. Molly must prove her brother’s innocence and delve into the underbelly of East London, and her family history where new and old secrets are revealed…

Publisher Review

The combination of verse and prose keeps the pace moving, and colloquialisms add to the sense of place. A textured coming-of-age story deeply rooted in a working-class community. * Kirkus Reviews * Dynamic verse and sincere prose [.] Prominent messages about classism and forgiveness add layers to this insightful rendering of the amateur boxing world. * Publishers Weekly * Brave and bold, a proper right hook to the senses. * Phil Earle, author of When the Sky Falls * An uncompromising and unflinching novel that certainly packs a punch. -- Brian Conaghan, author of The Boy Who Made it Rain Gutsy, gripping and dangerous yet full of heart, truth and soul. Duckhouse's exceptional debut floats like a butterfly, stings like a poet. * Keith Gray, author of Ostrich Boys and The Climbers * A thing of utter beauty! * Lesley Parr, author of When the War Came Home * Incredible cover art by Tosin Akinkunmi * Charlotte Hacking, CLPE on Twitter * Think Sylvester Stallone's Rocky retold for a modern audience * Imagining History *

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