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By: Madeleine Wilson

From Wellies and Chapped Legs to Brogues

Pages: 280 Ratings: 4.9
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Ten-year-old David’s life is not easy, living in dire circumstances with his alcoholic mother in a wreck of a home. His one true friend is Rebecca, the other children tolerate or make fun of him.

Following an accident, he is befriended by Hobo, who moves in and out of the village with his belongings in a pram.

When David’s mother dies over the Christmas period, he spends time at Rebecca’s home and is then taken into care. He escapes, seeks solace with Hobo and together they escape the village, and in time, David is sent to live with Hobo’s brother on the South Coast, where he learns Hobo’s story.

Here, David's life changes completely, but there are still setbacks and challenges along the way before he returns to the village and his life becomes entwined once again with Rebecca.

Madeleine always loved writing stories and this one had been in her head for many years. Now in her late 70s, she had a decision to make: write it or forget it, so she wrote it and hopes you enjoy it.

Customer Reviews
13 reviews
13 reviews
  • Julie Jenkins

    This heartwarming story entices you in until the final page. It’s full of nostalgia with characters who may be reminiscent of your own family!

  • Sandra Saunders

    Absolutely loved this book. Great characterization and imagery. The characters are believable and the story line is captivating. A true 'page turner'.

  • Cjj

    Well written lovely heartwarming story. I couldn’t put the book down.
    The authors style of writing is easy to read. Very knowledgable of the era that the book was written in.
    The story keeps your interest throughout with all its twists and turns. A nostalgic tale that takes you back in time.

  • alexsis

    This story Is well written with a great storyline and definitely keeps you interested. It would make an excellent film for the whole family to watch. I am ordering another copy for a friend as a gift, which I am sure she will thoroughly enjoy.

  • Lisa Wilson

    A good read. Authentic characters. Loved all the descriptions and detail, really enjoyed the story. Would recommend. Hope the author writes another!

  • Julie Stitch

    First time author and well worth readin.

  • linda V

    Great read could not put it down. Looking forward to the next book hope it's soon.

  • Michelle R

    What an amazing book. The characters are brought to life and the descriptions bring a vivid inmaginatons to the fore! Makes yoy want to move in with them.

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