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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
Here's 2 Absent fathers is an excellent book that has managed to include so many aspects of the corrupt secret UK family courts and what it causes to so many in it's 300 pages. With a good dose of humour, the author has managed to expose not only what these court's get up too, but likewise the Child Support Agency and what the men in tights of Fathers 4 Justice did too...
Published on 18 Sep 2007 by M. D. Harris

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5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars here's 2 an end to txtspk
This self-styled blackly comic novel appears to have been written by one of those losers who can't manage his own affairs and tries to make everyone else share the blame by inexplicably dressing up as Batman and attaching himself to the front of public buildings, and heaven only knows we needed to hear more from that bunch of no-hopers. Other things the author is unable...
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, 18 Sep 2007
This review is from: Here's 2 Absent Fathers (Hardcover)
Here's 2 Absent fathers is an excellent book that has managed to include so many aspects of the corrupt secret UK family courts and what it causes to so many in it's 300 pages. With a good dose of humour, the author has managed to expose not only what these court's get up too, but likewise the Child Support Agency and what the men in tights of Fathers 4 Justice did too try and end the secret court misery. Anyone caught up in this utter nonsense called Family Law will do well to read this book, even if it cannot help you directly with your case it will reassure you (as I've tried to do in my book, Family Court Hell) that you are not alone when facing the injustices of the secret courts.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's 2 Absent Fathers, 5 Sep 2007
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'Here's 2 absent fathers' is a black comic novel more Outhouse than Wodehouse in approach.It describes the breakdown of a family and the journey through the British Family Law system which can only make a bad situation worse.The novel shows the steps taken by John Wakefield to maintain contact with his daughter Rose and contrasts his family history and his lack of relationship with his own absent father.
It is written as a memoir of a member of Fathers 4 Justice and shows how a Middle Class,Middle English,Beta Male who never broke the law through his youth suddenly sees the value of vandalism and civil disobedience. It shows how an apathetic man who believed the bomb should be banned,provided he didn't have to give up his Saturday afternoon;a man who thought the pits shouldn't be closed but shied away from shouting Maggie!Maggie!Maggie! Out!Out!Out!;could suddenly find himself taking to the streets dressed as a superhero.
The book should appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what drives a man to pull on a pair of tights and climb up a crane.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's 2 Absent Fathers, 6 Sep 2007
This review is from: Here's 2 Absent Fathers (Hardcover)
`Here's 2 Absent Fathers' should appeal to anyone who's life has been touched or indeed totally destroyed by the Family Law business. It outlines how Time not only heals all wounds but also wounds all heels.

`Here's 2 Absent Fathers' outlines the case of John Wakefield and his struggle to maintain contact with his daughter Rose. `Here's 2 Absent Fathers' shows that the things that only happen to other people can happen to anyone. Anyone likely to be disappointed by an absence of car chases & murders should avoid this book. In my opinion it possibly is short of one good murder, but that could just be my bias showing.

`Here's 2 Absent Fathers' is a meeting between Roddy Doyle's `The Woman Who Walked Into Doors' & Nick Hornby's `High Fidelity' wrapped around Eric Goulden's `Dysfunctional Success manual' with some Dickens' `Great Expectations' thrown in. It has deceit, betrayal, men in tights, music, children, animals, domestic violence, debt management and text messaging. So, something for everyone.
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5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars here's 2 an end to txtspk, 14 Jan 2008
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This self-styled blackly comic novel appears to have been written by one of those losers who can't manage his own affairs and tries to make everyone else share the blame by inexplicably dressing up as Batman and attaching himself to the front of public buildings, and heaven only knows we needed to hear more from that bunch of no-hopers. Other things the author is unable to manage include: winning my sympathy, holding my attention, writing decent prose, and getting me to recommend this tedious and dispiriting book.
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