Swimming on the Moon

Brian Conaghan author


Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:16th Feb '23


Available for immediate dispatch.

An unforgettable story about one family searching for happiness in the heartache of divorce, from Costa Award-winning author Brian Conaghan. Perfect for 10+ fans of Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Ross Welford and Elle McNicoll

Twelve-year-old Anna’s parents are going through a rough patch, but Anna can’t let them split up. Not when it might mean living apart from Anto, her twin brother. Anto might be a boy, and he might not speak (except using Lego bricks), and he might carry a coat hanger about like it's his closest friend, but that doesn’t stop the two of them being like peas in a pod. It’s a twin thing, and nobody’s going to separate them. So Anna hatches a plan: get the whole family on a plane to Italy. Her parents have always been happiest on holiday. How can they fail to fall back in love at a swanky hotel with an actual pool to swim in and everything! But when Anna discovers more about why her family has grown apart, suddenly a happy holiday in Italy seems about as likely as swimming on the moon …

Conaghan, a beautiful writer who loves to surprise, takes this unlikely pair of cowboys on a road trip to the north of the country. And so Bruce becomes the father figure Lenny needs, Lenny the responsibility Bruce craves as their back stories get a slow reveal. * Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week on Cardboard Cowboys *
With the feel of a modern-day classic, this book will make readers cry but is also hysterically funny and life-affirming * BookTrust Great Books Guide 2021 on Cardboard Cowboys *
This is an energetic charmer of a book * Irish Times on Cardboard Cowboys *

ISBN: 9781526653925

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

336 pages