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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Press (5 July 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783446897
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783446896
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Smart and funny. It will tug at your heartstrings" (Dawn O'Porter)

"Poignant tale of a teenage diarist and her flaky father.... Lydia's voice - a mixture of protest and reconciliation - is the book's genius." (Daily Telegraph)

"Mud is a dark comedy of family implosion and Thomas's evocation of wry, romantic adolescence is impeccable." (Rowan Pelling i News)

"Equal parts funny and heart-breaking, Lydia’s knowing yet naïve voice shines through. Think I Capture The Castle set on a boat." (Sarra Manning Red Magazine)

"Funny and touching" (HELLO!)

"An unforgettable read, honest, painful, and full of lines and observations to make you laugh out loud... Like the mud that the Lady Beatrice sits on, Mud will stick to readers, it’s a book that colours your view of the world as the pages turn." (Andrea Reece Books for Keeps, Book of the Week)

"Based on the author's own unconventional upbringing on a Thames Barge, Mud is an unusual and touching roman a clef." (Lovereading4Kids)

"The cast is wild and wonderful and I had lots of love for Lydia: what a wistful, fierce narrator. She carries you along, half bemused, half admiring, through her tragi-comic world of teenage kicks. This book is unique. There is nothing quite like it. Mud, glorious Mud!" (Hilary McKay)

"This brilliant gem of a book is an acutely observed story of the challenges of adolescence, grief and family life. A truly charming, funny and poignant novel for anyone who who has lost a mother, or been a sister. I devoured it." (Clover Stroud)

"Mud is a gem of a book, funny and warm and completely heartbreaking" (Catherine Johnson)

About the Author

Emily Thomas was born in London, and has lived there most of her life – except between the ages of 13 and 18 when she lived in Maldon in Essex on board a Thames Sailing Barge, with her family of seven assorted siblings and stepsiblings and two warring cats. Emily also works as an editor of many different kinds of books, including children’s and young adult fiction. She now lives in Brixton, with no pets and a lot of books.

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