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My Old Man Ted Kessler

My Old Man By Ted Kessler

My Old Man by Ted Kessler

Condition - Very Good
6 in stock


A collection of paternal experiences - funny, sad, and always moving - with contributions from a wealth of major names in the arts

My Old Man Summary

My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers by Ted Kessler

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.

My Old Man 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 * *

About Ted Kessler

Ted Kessler was a staff writer and editor at NME throughout the 1990s and has been at Q since 2004, where he is currently the magazine's features editor. He has also written for the Observer, Guardian, New Statesman and many other publications. Ted lives in London with his partner and their two children. Follow @MyOlMan1 on Twitter

Additional information

My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers by Ted Kessler
Used - Very Good
Canongate Books Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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