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Not Your Average Dad

Not Your Average Dad

Fiona Barrett

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Fiona and Beverley's parents never spoke much about their past. There was no extended family to speak of, no wedding photos, no nostalgic storytelling in their family's household. This was simply life as normal - why would it not be? - until their father died. With his death, family secrets long buried began to surface, and when Fiona and Beverly began to peer beneath the surface, a whole tangled history began to reveal itself.

Tracing their family roots back to the 17th century, Fiona and Beverley discover a family history that threads itself through great historical events, international scandals, and domestic dilemmas. Touching upon politics, war, and a whole host of societal factors that shaped their family, Fiona's tale weaves together the personal and the historical as she learns both the truth of the man who raised her and about the world that brought his family to this point in time and place.

A fascinating illumination of what it means to know one's own history.


ISBN : 978-1-80439-136-5

Published: 25/01/2024

Pages : 118

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Fiona Barrett

Fiona works part time as a nurse and lives in Berkshire with
her husband Nigel and their beloved working cocker, Lulu.
She has four children, the youngest of whom has recently
flown the nest for university, leaving Fiona time to pursue
her dream of writing, Not Your Average Dad. This is her
second book; the first, Living With the Bunnies, a British
Family's Exile to California, is a collection of emails sent
to family and friends over a three year period when Fiona
and her family moved to San Francisco, all the highs and
lows of living the American Dream.

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