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My Father Was a Hero Paperback – 5 May 2005

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (5 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141012102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141012100
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,758,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘A masterpiece … as good as anything you will read this year or next’ -- Sunday Express

‘A touching tale of the difficulties of being either a father or a son’ -- Observer

‘Very moving, wonderfully evocative, challenges our myths about heroism’ -- Daily Mail


Cole Moreton was a part of the last generation to be brought up on the folklore of the war. His grandfather fought in it, while his father was brought up by his mother alone, during the blitz in London. Their individual experiences had so scarred them that they had stayed strangers to one another and neither ever spoke about their experiences. Then Cole Moreton persuaded both men to tell their painful and harrowing stories. The result is My Father Was a Hero a tender memoir brimming with questions about how families connect and carry their own conflicting histories: a book about war and heroes, fathers and sons.

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