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I Left My Tent in San Francisco

It s 1989 and Emma Kennedy is planning to go camping again.Together with best friend Bee, Emma is setting off on a classic American road trip, far from parents and responsibilities. It s going to be the adventure of a lifetime, and definitely nothing like the disastrous family holidays of her childhood. With no careful planning whatsoever, Emma and Bee set off from San Francisco bound for New York. However, before long their trip has become a little more Carry On than Kerouac. They survive a minor earthquake, only to get kidnapped by a midget in a Ferrari, and find themselves staying in a house of snakes and incontinent dogs where they suspect they are being used as slave labour. From San Diego to Sante Fe and New Orleans to Washington (accidentally via Florida oops) I Left My Tent in San Francisco is a hilarious coming-of-age tale, about setting out on the ulitmate adventure when you're young, free and very disorganised...
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More hilarious tales of holiday disaster from the bestselling author of The Tent, The Bucket and Me

About the Author

Emma Kennedy is an actress and writer who has appeared in many award-winning comedy shows including Goodness Gracious Me and The Smoking Room. In 2003 she won the Comedy Lounge Best Actress Award for her role in Bill Shakespeare's Italian Job and in 2005 won the British Television Advertising Craft Award for Best Actress. She has been writing for TV and radio for over a decade and has won Sony Awards for the Sunday Format and The Now Show. Her first book was How to Bring Up Your Parents and she is also the author of the very popular children's Wilma Tenderfoot series. Her website is


"I love her writing" -- Jon Ronson "You really ought to take Emma Kennedy on holiday with you. In book-form only. Never, ever, in person" -- Dave Gorman "Supremely good fun and oozing with warmth and enthusiasm" Heat

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