The 50 Things
Lessons for When You Feel Lost, Love Dad
By Peter Dunne
Humane, wise and funny letters to Peter's children; a blueprint for liberal, thoughtful living in the modern world.
As his 50th birthday dawned, Peter Dunne had a life-changing conversation with a friend and realised that, while he may not have invented the internet or found a cure for cancer, he had nonetheless fathered three remarkable and beautiful children.
Inspired by that fact, he set out to leave a trail of metaphorical breadcrumbs for them, so that if they ever needed to know what their father might have had to say on a particular subject, it would be set down for them.
The result is a book of letters from a father to his children, and though the stories are firmly set in a place and time, the themes and the tone are universal and timeless. From Compromise to Compassion, from Democracy to Sacrifice, THE 50 THINGS explores the social mores and morality of our time and tries to answer the eternal questions that line the path to peace of mind.
Peter Dunne has worked in the film industry for over thirty years, holding senior marketing positions at major studios before turning to specialist consultancy work in Family Entertainment and Animation. He is also developing a slate of projects for film, TV and stage, as well as having promised his new publisher a comic murder-mystery novel set in rural England, Miss Marple, as written by Tom Sharpe.
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08 Mar 2018
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'I wish I had had this book by my side when I was starting out, giving very straightforward advice, and helping us make sense of often confusing and difficult situations and emotions we meet along the way. A book to be kept in your back pocket at all times!' Penelope Wilton