My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers (Paperback)Ted Kessler (editor)
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If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say?
Florence Welch, Paul Weller, Nina Stibbe and the sons and daughters of Ian Dury, Johnny Ball, Roy Castle, Leonard Cohen and many others relate the quirks, flaws and quiet heroisms of their dads. By turns funny, tender and heartbreaking, My Old Man offers a unique opportunity to reflect on our own relationships with our dads - who they really are, and how we come to understand ourselves through them.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
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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