The 50 Things
Lessons for When You Feel Lost, Love Dad
By Peter Dunne
Read by Peter Dunne
Humane, wise and funny letters to Peter's children; a blueprint for liberal, thoughtful living in the modern world.
Praise for The 50 Things:
"This book is that rare thing: a non-preachy and super-helpful guide. Every page made me smile and some laugh aloud." Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of Artemis Fowl
"Humane, funny and above all loving. I wish I'd written it to my children." Fiona Bruce
"This is a book for the ages. As you read it, you think why didn't somebody do this a long time ago? Every father should have it and every child should read it." Jim Sheridan
"Few exude the love warmth, humour, humility, and insightfulness we all aspire to, as naturally and generously as Peter Dunne and I can't recommend the soul-warming experience of reading his wonderful blog-born, hence uncontrived, book highly enough." Stephen Russell, aka The Barefoot Doctor
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.
(p) 2017 Orion Publishing Group
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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09 Mar 2017
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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