Dear Lupin

Letters to a Wayward Son

Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer

Thomas Dunne Books

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"Among the funniest [letters] ever dispatched in the vain hope of steering a black sheep onto something like the straight and narrow." —The Wall Street Journal

Nostalgic, witty, and original, Dear Lupin by Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer tracks the entire correspondence between a father and his only son.  When the book begins, Charlie, the son, is studying at Eton, although the studying itself is not a priority, much to his father's chagrin. After Charlie graduates and moves from South America to Africa and eventually back to London, Roger continues to write regularly, offering advice (which is rarely heeded) as well as humorous updates from home ("Your mother has had the flu. Her little plan to give up spirits for Lent lasted three and a half days"). Roger's letters range from reproachful  ("You may think it mildly amusing to be caught poaching in the park; I would consider it more hilarious if you were not living on the knife edge") to resigned ("I am very fond of you, but you do drive me round the bend"), but his correspondence is always filled with warmth, humor, and wisdom that offers unique insight into the relationship between father and son.

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Praise for Dear Lupin

"As well as being the funniest book I've read in ages, it's also extremely touching. A delight." —The Spectator

"By turns exasperated, affectionate, touching and wry, the letters brim with a father's love for his son. An absolute delight." —Daily Mail

"Makes you cry as well as laugh." —Daily Telegraph

"Very, very funny." —Sunday Times

"This idiosyncratic collection from a father to his errant son is a delight." —Telegraph

"Witty and affectionate." —Tatler

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About the Author

Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer

ROGER MORTIMER was commissioned into the British Army in 1930. He fought in Dunkirk in 1940 and was taken as a POW for the remainder of the war. After resigning from the army in 1947, he became a racing correspondent for The Sunday Times, where he worked for thirty years. He and his wife, Cynthia, had two daughters, Jane and Louise, and one son, CHARLIE MORTIMER, who is the co-writer for this book.

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Dear Lupin
Letters to a Wayward Son
Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250038517
ISBN10: 1250038510
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$22.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250038500
ISBN10: 1250038502
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 176 pages
$10.99
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