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Dear Lupin... Letters to a Wayward Son

by Roger Mortimer, Charlie Mortimer

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Dear Lupin... Letters to a Wayward Son Synopsis

Roger Mortimer's sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching, always generous letters to his son are packed with anecdotes and sharp observations, with a unique analogy for each and every scrape Charlie Mortimer got himself into. The trials and tribulations of his youth and early adulthood are received by his father with humour, understanding and a touch of resignation, making them the perfect reminder of when letters were common, but always special. A racing journalist himself, Roger Mortimer wrote for a living, yet still wrote more than 150 letters to his son as he left school, and lived in places such as South America, Africa, Weston-super-Mare and eventually London. These letters form a memoir of their relationship, and an affectionate portrait of a time gone by.

Dear Lupin... Letters to a Wayward Son Press Reviews

'As well as being the funniest book I've read in ages, it's also extremely touching. A delight then, on every front.' The Spectator

'By turns exasperated, affectionate, touching and wry, the letters brim with a father's love for his son. An absolute delight.' Daily Mail

'...this book makes you cry as well as laugh.' -- Charles Moore Daily Telegraph

'These hilarious missives from an eccentric father to an errant son have all the playful oddity of the Dear Bill letters.' Sunday Times

'Very, very funny.' Sunday Times

'A collection of brilliantly written letters from a world-weary father to his feckless son. They could offer a money back guarantee if you don't laugh - the publishers
money would be safe.' -- Jeremy Paxman Guardian Books of the Year

'In an era when letter writing is a vanishing art form, this idiosyncratic collection from a father to his errant son is a delight.' Telegraph

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ISBN: 9781780332352
Publication date: 28/03/2013
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780332352
Publication date: 28th March 2013
Author: Roger Mortimer, Charlie Mortimer
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Diaries, letters & journals,

About Roger Mortimer, Charlie Mortimer

Charlie Mortimer was born in 1952 and educated at Wellesley House, Broadstairs and (reluctantly) Eton. He has been, among other things, an officer in the Coldstream Guards, a vintage car restorer, an estate agent, a roughneck on an oil rig, a pop group manager, a mechanic in Africa, a manufacturer of boxer shorts and an antiques dealer. He currently describes himself as a 'middle aged, middle class spiv (mostly retired)'

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