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Fathers & Sons By Richard Madeley

Fathers & Sons by Richard Madeley

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Summary

A remarkably honest and moving account of fathering over the past century, with a particular focus on Richard Madeley's own turbulent family history.

Fathers & Sons Summary

Fathers & Sons by Richard Madeley

Richard Madeley is fascinated by the speed of change in family life and how being a father has changed since the time of his father and grandfather. In FATHERS & SONS, Richard looks back at his own family to illustrate just how far British men's relationships with their sons have moved.

Richard's grandfather had a childhood of almost unimaginable betrayal and sadness. His family abandoned him as a child to older relatives and emigrated without telling him. He grew up in a miserable situation and without any positive parenting role models yet managed to marry and have a son of his own. Richard's father was aware of his own father's discomfort and occasional frustration and anger, and grew to understand that this was due to his upbringing. He remembers no affection, or endearments from his dad and was packed off to a desolate boarding school in an echo of his own father's betrayal. In a bucking of the family trend, Richard's mother, a Canadian, introduced more loving and demonstrative relationships which Richard has continued with his own son and step-sons.

Both a family story and a wide-ranging look at Britain's evolving social character, FATHERS & SONS is a uniquely honest and touching exploration of how our families operate.

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`If you love the Lakes, a good thriller or, better yet, both, you need to read this book' -- Female First on The Night Book

About Richard Madeley

Richard Madeley was born in 1956. He worked on local newspapers before moving to the BBC. He met Judy Finnigan when they both presented a news programme on Granada TV. Their eponymous TV show ran for seven years and was an enormous success. Richard Madeley has four children and lives in London and Cornwall.

Additional information

GOR001377045
9781847370839
1847370837
Fathers & Sons by Richard Madeley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2008-10-06
304
N/A
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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