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Graham Holt is 37 and an unmarried sub-postmaster. For many years he has stood behind a reinforced screen selling stamps to the locals. But what he really wants is to adopt a son. Graham needs a son and James Lennards, aged 10, needs a father but to James, Graham is second best.
Paperback, 218 pages
Published 1992 by Faber and Faber (first published 1991)
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Yumiko Hansen
It was a marvellous story - the best part was that when Graham descrive about a week he spent with his father on the beach at Westward Ho, for him it was the best time of his life but it had gone and would have become somewhat embarrasing and out of place front of his mother as they approached home. And he overheard his father telling his wife that it hadn't been much fun " - all those mixed feelings Cook writes are so true for someone who are damaged and excluded...
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A middle-aged unmarried British postal worker decides he wants to adopt a boy. A very engrossing account of how they work through difficulties to accomplish the adoption. A very good book.
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David Cook is a British author, screenwriter and actor.
He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London and his first role was in the 1962 film adaptation of A Kind of Loving. He began to write in the early 1970s - his first novel Albert's Memorial was published in 1972.
He won several awards: Writers Guil
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