The Bones of Me book and activity pack

The Bones of Me book and activity pack

Kel Duckhouse
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A beautifully told urban family drama for readers aged 12+

Enter the world of an East London boxing club with The Bones of Me by Kel Duckhouse, plus enjoy an accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in November 2022.

“This thrilling, lyrical, original book switches between verse and prose. It stars a loyal and ambitious lead character who we were rooting for from the very start. Molly is gutsy with a strong sense of justice and represents everything that is good about her generation.

~Sarah

Living on an East London council estate has its worries - and life for 15-year-old Molly hasn't always been easy. But she has a dream to be a boxer just like her older brother Denny. When he agrees to train her, she couldn't be more excited. But one night everything changes. There's an assault outside the boxing club, Denny's nowhere to be found and the police are after him. Molly must prove her brother's innocence and delve into the underbelly of East London, and her family history, where new and old secrets are revealed...


Kel Duckhouse was born in Leytonstone in London. She currently lives with her three children in Wiltshire, where she works as an author, poet and spoken word artist.


The activity pack includes stickers, an exclusive bookmark, postcard, book club-style questions to ponder and a welcome note from Kel Duckhouse. There’s also a Cockney rhyming slang word puzzle and a recipe for traditional pie and mash, alongside jokes and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday.

  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on bookshop orders over £25)
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  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We don't include any paperwork in our parcels so you can send our book gifts directly to the recipient with confidence.

We'll happily add a handwritten note to your order. Simply leave your message in the box on the cart page.

This pack is also available as part of a gift set:

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You may also like to browse our greeting cards & gift wrap

We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Macaw reading group, aged roughly 12 to 14, who need books that feel grown-up but aren’t quite ready for all young adult books.

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