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.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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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