Witty and affectionate. Letter writing might be a dying art, but this book proves what a glorious art it is.
Wry trenchant, often extremely funny, but also charmingly forbearing and forgiving.
...this book makes you cry as well as laugh.
A collection of brilliantly written letters from a world-weary father to his feckless son. They could offer a money back guarantee if you don't laugh - the publishers' money would be safe.
Affectionate... a poignant biography.
An examination of the father/son relationship and a snapshot of 1960s and 1970s society in all its contemporaneous freshness... never loses its ability to make the reader laugh.
As well as being the funniest book I've read in ages, it's also extremely touching. A delight then, on every front.
By turns exasperated, affectionate, touching and wry, the letters brim with a father's love for his son. An absolute delight.
Entirely delightful: funny, wise and full of insights into the relationship between fathers and sons.
Herein is comedy gold... a delight, a labour of fatherly love in which a deep if slightly exasperated affection is always legible between the lines.
In an era when letter writing is a vanishing art form, this idiosyncratic collection from a father to his errant son is a delight.
Poignant, waspish and gossipy, it is also very, very funny.
These hilarious missives from an eccentric father to an errant son have all the playful oddity of the Dear Bill letters.
'these often exasperated but hilarious letters should be required reading by all young things who think they know better. Charlie says this book is a tribute to his father and what a fine tribute it is. Roger's optimism in the most unpromising of circumstances will stay with you long after his last delightful letter is read.'
Very, very funny.