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Fathers' Day reading
17 June 2012
To mark Father’s Day, here are some ideas for books with a focus on fatherhood, contributed by friends. I’m sure there are many more but there are some crackers here!
‘Always and Forever’ by Alan Durant, illustrated by Debi Gliori, a story that helps children, parents and teachers talk about death and loss.
‘The Railway Children’ by Edith Nesbit Also about loss, but with the humiliation of imprisonment and the frustration of false accusation.
Meaghan Delahunt's latest novel 'To the Island'
'To kill a mocking bird', Harper Lee
‘The Last Samurai’ by Helen de Witt Explores all aspects of our idea of the 'perfect' father.
‘The Child in Time’ by Ian McEwan.
Father and Son' by Edmund Gosse. Wonderful opening lines.
(And as the photo suggests, a small reminder of my own pocket-sized contribution to non-fiction 'Following our Fathers: Two Journeys among Mountains')