Four Fathers

A collection of stories about Fathers that uncover a deep seam of hidden feelings and forgotten memories which reveal the scale of their significance.

‘A fascinating double-take on the experience of being fathered and then becoming a father yourself – eight short tales full of wit, pathos and insight.’ – Blake Morrison

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Book details

ISBN: 978-1901927276
Extent: 128
Editor/s: Tom Palmer

Cover Price: £8.99 Web £6.99

Here, four sons reveal the bonds that exist between themselves and their very different fathers; they then turn the tables and consider their own roles as fathers and father figures. These tender and heart-warming tales mix memoir with fiction and provide a perfect backdrop to reflect on this most important relationship.

‘Fathers wonderfully brought to life…so many contrasts, and yet so much to recognise.’  – Times Education Supplement


Tom Palmer - Four Fathers

Tom Palmer talks the book Four Fathers and about his work with fathers, sons and football.

James Nash - Four Fathers

James Nash talks about how his contribution to the book Four Fathers helped him to 'make sense' of things.


Reviews for Four Fathers


The Sheer Strangeness of Human Behaviour - Ray French

Ray French on the difficulties in writing about his father and daughter for Four Fathers.

Always Returning - John Siddique

John Siddique on how fiction merged with fact can re-create and allow love to exist where previously he had been told there hadn't been any.


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