'A painful, funny, frightening, moving, marvellous book ... everybody should read it' Nick Hornby
Blake Morrison is the author of several books, including As If, and his essay collection, Too True. His latest book is Things My Mother Never Told Me (Vintage/Granta US). He lives in London.
With a new afterword by the author 'A painful, funny, frightening, moving, marvellous book... everybody should read it' Nick Hornby 'Tender, honest, angry, loyal, this extraordinary book balances the life, illness and death of a forceful father with the feelings of his independent son' The Times 'This luminous tribute to a beloved dad made me laugh until I cried and cry till my nostrils were raw. A masterpiece - one of those books that you treasure forever' Val Hennessy 'A marvellous piece of family literature. He says much about death and dying and more about life and living. Sometimes harrowing, sometimes funny, above all, unforgettably humane' Sydney Morning Herald 'A splendid book...it leaps with life' Irish Times