Like Father, Like Son? by Tony Bradman

Like Father, Like Son?

Written by Tony Bradman

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Dads and the welter of emotions that surround them, especially for their sons! Tony Bradman has gathered together a collection of twelve excellent brand-new stories exploring the many different roles dads can play in their sons’ lives and the complicated reactions to them. Farrukh Dhondy captures the terrible moment a son sees his father’s vulnerability in Beri Beri and others too look at the painful moment when a son realizes his father’s weaknesses. But there are shared joys and triumphs too in a collection that includes stories from some of the best contemporary writers.


Like Father, Like Son? by Tony Bradman

“What on earth are you doing, Dad?”

No one questions a father more than a son, and no book has ever shown so many different answers! This unique collection explores the relationship between fathers and sons with comedy, wisdom and page-turning entertainment. You will find devoted dads, loving sons, dads with dark secrets and sons with dilemmas of their own. There is even a digital dad from the future. Featuring twelve brand-new stories from the best contemporary writers such as Farrukh Dhondy, Ron Koertge, Terence Blacker, Tim Wynne-Jones and Francis McCrickard, this superb collection will give you much to recognize, enjoy and think about, whether you are a son or the father of one.

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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Kingfisher Books Ltd

Publication date

15th May 2006




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