A charming, witty and touching collection of letters from a father to his son, that became a huge bestseller in hardback.
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)'
As well as being the funniest book I've read in ages, it's also extremely touching. A delight then, on every front. - The SpectatorBy 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. - Daily TelegraphThese hilarious missives from an eccentric father to an errant son have all the playful oddity of the Dear Bill letters. - Sunday TimesVery, very funny. - Sunday TimesA 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. - Guardian Books of the YearIn an era when letter writing is a vanishing art form, this idiosyncratic collection from a father to his errant son is a delight. - TelegraphHerein is comedy gold... a delight, a labour of fatherly love in which a deep if slightly exasperated affection is always legible between the lines. - Racing Post