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I Loved Him from the Day He Died

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529379228

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 3rd October 2024

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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A stunning new memoir from the number one bestselling, award-winning author of All the Things Left Unsaid and Staring at Lakes.

Michael Harding was twenty three when his father died; a parent who was sometimes distant and aloof, yet had a profound effect on the writer’s life.

In the summer of 2023, Harding took a short holiday in Spain, walking the Camino de Santiago, during which he began to unpack the long ago trauma of losing a father he never really knew, and, in the end, finding a father he never doubted.

In this new book, he examines how the parent shapes the child, and how the child, in turn, becomes a parent in the search for that which makes us whole – love.

Praise for Michael Harding’s writing:
‘A beautiful book of great tenderness and wisdom’ Joseph O’Connor

‘I read this book in one sitting … it held me and wouldn’t let go’ Mary McEvoy

‘Wonderful’ John Boyne

‘Hilarious, and tender, and mad, and harrowing, and wistful, and always beautifully written’ Kevin Barry

‘Extraordinary’ Deirdre Purcell