My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers (Hardback)
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My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 26/05/2016
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If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say? No two paternal relationships are the same. Every experience, every bond, is unique. And whether happy or sad, fond or fraught, the memories and stories we have about our dads stay with us for ever. In this carefully curated collection, a dazzling list of contributors - including Florence Welch, Paul Weller, Nina Stibbe and the sons and daughters of Ian Dury, Johnny Ball, Roy Castle, Leonard Cohen and many others - open up, some for the first time, about their paternal experiences. From the heart-rending to the tragic, from expressions of joyful love to a quick snapshot of a life, these beautifully written pieces are also deeply personal. As universal as it is powerful, My Old Man offers a unique opportunity to reflect on our own relationships with our dads.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782113980
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 26 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Poignant and often moving * * Observer * *
Timeless . . . An eclectic group of men, young or old, but not quite gone: lingering still in words and memories * * Guardian * *
A medley of happiness and heartache * * Sunday Times * *
Moving * * Sunday Telegraph * *
It's the open acknowledgement of dads as flawed - but still loved and mostly admired - that makes this collection of short tales of fathers so moving * * Daily Mail * *
A really wonderful, very moving book . . . Perfect * * Caught by the River * *
Poignant, funny and sad * * Q * *
Funny, thoughtful and proper lump-in-your-throat moving * * Red * *
A lovely little book . . . should offer comfort to anyone who has had difficulties with their father while also warming the heart with tales of parenting done how it should be * * Bookmunch * *

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