Introducing Geoff Le Pard, author of My Father and Other Liars

Somewhat belatedly here is today’s post from my book tour. Mel Barker -Simpson is kindly hosting me
Today I’m discussing issues around being an adult orphan and how I have reflected those experiences in my book. Do please have a read and then stay a while and spend time with Mel.

Writing Room 101

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome Geoff Le Pard to the blog today. I met Geoff in person earlier this year, and he is as genuine as his blogging personality would suggest. If you caught my earlier post you’ll know that Geoff is running a blog book tour at the moment. The more I learn about My Father and Other Liars, the more I look forward to reading it.

The treatment of the adult orphan.

When I started writing My Father and Other Liars I had been thinking about the grieving process. My own father died in 2005 and, while his death came naturally as the end of a process the family lived through, I was intrigued by how the impact of grief worked. I vividly recall the moment I was told he had been diagnosed with cancer. I was sitting in my office, about 3.30 in the afternoon…

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About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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6 Responses to Introducing Geoff Le Pard, author of My Father and Other Liars

  1. I know what it is like to lose my father, but it must be unimaginably horrendous losing both of your parents, and as you mention, ‘the ancestry that goes with it.’ It couldn’t have been easy, dredging up those feelings again when you wrote your book.

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  2. Ali Isaac says:

    I lost my father emotionally a long time ago. I dread the thought of losing my mum. A lovely thoughtful post, Geoff. Xxx

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    I greatly appreciate that you include this twist: “Finding his father alive robs him of his grief and that causes anger and a different grief in its own right.” Many adults are orphans for other such reasons than death, and it feels validating to be included in acknowledged grief. Such a great book!

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