Thirty Years In A Turtleneck Sweater: A Heartbreaking Tale of Loss and a Son's Love for His Father

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9780091908829: Thirty Years In A Turtleneck Sweater: A Heartbreaking Tale of Loss and a Son's Love for His Father

Nick Warren was just like any other boy growing up in the 70s, he liked playing out and being a little sod, and loved his younger brother and sister. Then one day when he was six, his mother kissed him goodbye to go shopping and never came back.

Nick's dad, Des, took over as best he could, but because he had to work, things weren't easy. Nick even spent time in care. Everything changed when his dad brought a new mum home, who was kind like Julie Andrews, and, soon after, a new brother and sister whom his dad had rescued from an unhappy family. Then just as Nick felt everything was good again, his dad was taken away. A union man, Des was sent to prison simply for standing up for what he believed in. It was a cruel act that slowly tore the family apart.

Thirty Years in a Turtleneck Sweater is a moving story of painful events told through a young boy's innocent eyes. A heartbreaking tale of a son's love for his missing father and the love he finds with his adoptive mother.

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"Vivid, truthful, emotional... There was a generosity and freshness of spirit that I found very appealing; and it reminded me of a harsh and bitter time in our social history" (Philip Pullman)

"It gripped me - humbling and touching" (Julie Myerson)

"Funny and deeply moving... a book that has to be read" (Ricky Tomlinson)

"The words are simple and engaging, and Warren's ability to crawl back into the mind of his boyhood has resulted in a powerful and emotional portrayal of his life" ( Irish Examiner)

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Book Description Ebury Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Thirty Years in a Turtleneck Sweater: A Heartbreaking Tale of Loss and a Son's Love for His Father, Nick Warren, Nick Warren was just like any other boy growing up in the 70s, he liked playing out and being a little sod, and loved his younger brother and sister. Then one day, when he was six, his mother kissed him goodbye to go shopping and never came back. Nick's dad, Des, took over as best he could, but because he had to work, things weren't easy. Nick even spent time in care. Everything changed when his dad brought a new mum home, who was kind like Julie Andrews, and, soon after, a new brother and sister whom his dad had rescued from an unhappy family. Then, just as Nick felt everything was good again, his dad was taken away. A union man, Des was sent to prison simply for standing up for what he believed in. It was a cruel act that slowly tore the family apart. "Thirty Years in a Turtleneck Sweater" is a moving story of painful events told through a young boy's innocent eyes. It is a heartbreaking tale of a son's love for his missing father and the love he finds with his adoptive mother. Bookseller Inventory # B9780091908829

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