PRESS & READER REVIEWS

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My thanks to the Bayside Leader and Star Weekly Newspapers for supporting my volunteer work with the children’s education charity Ardoch Youth Foundation. Firstly, in helping to promote our School Readiness Book Drive (18/10/16) and secondly for reporting on the success of the new Writer in Residence program which I conducted at Sunshine Primary School (18/10/16). Also, big thanks to the Rotary Club of Brighton for your very kind words on your website about my Writer in Residence Programme.

I was thrilled to recently have Scholastic Australia share an excerpt from one of my blogs from this very website – yay! –  in their Teacher Essentials Magazine, Issue 4, May 2017. It’s all about one very special day I had volunteering at The Book Bunker, Scholastic Children’s Library at the Royal Children’s Hopsital, Melbourne.

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I’ve been lucky enough to receive some lovely press and reader reviews from all around the world for my novel, The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy (Bloomsbury, UK, 2009; Allen & Unwin, Aust, 2009) and my non-fiction books A Passion For Shoes and A Passion for Handbags (RPS, UK and USA, 2002).

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Lots more Press & Reader Reviews of ‘The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy’ can also be found at the dedicated blog ShoePrincess.com/YourSay. Here’s a snapshot of what some readers had to say:

Jen Capp

June 5, 2009

I am so pleased I picked up this 1st novel by SP Emma Bowd – I was certainly not disappointed.

I found myself totally engrossed with this delightful and humorous story and drawn into the wonderful world of SP Jane and her friends.

I really couldn’t put this book down and found any and every opportunity to slip in a chapter. (Quite a satisfying indulgence for a busy mum of three.) I consequently finished the book far too quickly.

By the end of the book I was so drawn in by the characters I felt I was part of their world and now hoping for a sequel (I just have to know what happens next).

I will be recommending this great read to all of my friends!

Jen (SP combination I think)

Phyllis Damiris

June 4, 2009

Well what can I say……….I just loved it!!!!!!

It is the first book I have managed to read from start to finish in less than 36hours!!

In between of course being a mum, wife, student, housecleaner, chef, tax agent, etc….

Thank You Shoe Princess.

Sarah Marshall

June 11, 2009 

Simply gorgeous! Characters that you can really relate to and have a giggle at. Loved the way a healthy dose of reality was matched with the fantasy-land that is owning a wardrobe full of Manolos and Jimmy Choos.

About to embark on the journey that is motherhood, I am going to post The ShoePrincess’s guide to the galaxy on my fridge and will always remember to look down at my feet before leaving the house!

Thank you and well done Emma. We wait with baited breath for the sequel. xo

Katrina Walsh

October 30, 2009

For me this novel captured the dramatic change in mindset that the transition from career woman to new mother brings about.

I loved the descriptions of the gorgeous shoes. And now I know it is possible to combine beautiful shoes and motherhood – the pre-children Italian stilettos have been dusted off!!

But for me the underlying story of the biological re-arrangement of a woman’s priorities after the arrival of a new baby struck a chord. No one can tell you exactly what this feels like until it happens, but the story of Jane’s journey conveys the essence of this to the reader.

I’d recommend this book to ALL mothers and mums-to-be!

 

And for some Goodreads reviews:

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