Book release – Fatherless

Book release – Fatherless

Phil Barber’s another Devon based author who apparently also coaches teenagers and adults through personal problems! This book is a memoir of Phil’s own childhood, particularly relating to his experiences of being sent to live in a distant orphanage when his father denies paternity and his traumatised and impoverished mother, living in a mill town in Yorkshire, decides there is no alternative when Phil is three years old. This imaginative and spirited boy understandably feels very much alone and abandoned, especially following a series of separations that occur. Although Phil’s early life was marred by this depressing, lonely background, he manages to display a dry sense of humour and a generous heart. Reading online reviews for this book, I think it’s summed up well by S.J. Haswell who stated “I was reluctant to buy and read this book as I really don’t like the whole ‘pity me’ genre, however I was in for such a surprise and joy as the book contained great humour and wit. The poignancy of this book really moved me”.

ISBN 9780992899400

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Nigel Jones

Nigel's has been publishing magazines since 1995 (some 20+ years now). Passionate about our countryside and heritage, the magazines reflect this interest. Nigel's the Editor of the DEVONSHIRE magazine which he established in 2009 and founder of the innovative HUBCAST event promotion platform which launched in 2011