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Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel is a collection of twelve quirky, charismatic and touching tales of travel.
The inquisitive Ruth tells the story of "The Lost Children of Gatwick Airport", in "Max's Holiday" we learn what a seven-year-old boy considers a "proper holiday" to be and "In the Flowers Sleep Tonight", we meet Thomas and Carly, two solo travellers whose paths keep crossing... because that's exactly what Thomas wants. A spontaneous plan to elope is revealed in "The Runaways" and "Homes from Homes" is about the lessons Patricia learns from the hotel bellboy she has a fling with. "Oh, Henry" is the story of how a dream holiday can mean two different things to two lovers and "Katie's Maps" is an offbeat love letter to a vast collection of maps. Extracts from a travel journal tell one woman's life story in "All the Beaches are Made of Pebbles" and find out what Australia and underpants have to do with Claudia wanting to leave her husband of forty years in "The Road is Long".
From the unforgiving Australian Outback to the jagged beauty of the Amalfi Coast, along the pebbled beaches of Brighton & Hove and down the busy streets of late night Barcelona, this collection of short stories highlights how travel intersects and enriches all of our lives, often without us realising it...
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