Shape of a Boy: Family life lessons in far-flung places


'Have kids, will travel' is the mantra of veteran travel journalist Kate Wickers.

From the jungles of southeast Asia to the waterfront in Havana and the blazing heat of Egypt, Shape of a Boy captures the essence of being a parent in the thick of it and learning on the hoof. Inspirational for anyone who has dreaded travelling with a baby, toddler, or teen, it is a life-affirming read for every wannabe-traveller.  She shares the life lessons learnt on her travels, from overcoming disappointment in Thailand to saying sorry in Japan, discovering perseverance in Borneo and learning about conservation in Malaysia. 

"Hilarious and wonderfully fluent, Shape of A Boy makes you see each corner of the world afresh. I read it in one long, lounging read, which took me away from Covid to a vibrant world of orangutans and elephants and a family growing together." Andrew Clover.

'Life-affirming and laugh-out-loud funny.' Helen Fielding.

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