Friday, February 3, 2017

Martin Sixsmith's six best books

Martin Sixsmith is a former BBC foreign correspondent. His book The Lost Child Of Philomena Lee was made into the award winning film Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Sixsmith's latest book is Ayesha's Gift: A Daughter's Search for the Truth About Her Father. One of the author's six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:
FATHERS AND SONS by Ivan Turgenev

I’ve been writing recently about the relationship between parents and children and Turgenev is very perceptive about that. His main character is quite unpleasant, a nihilist who insults his father and treats women badly. The big punch is the grief of his parents when he dies. It’s unbearably poignant.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Fathers and Sons is on Jamie Fewery's list of the ten best fictional fathers.

--Marshal Zeringue