Exclusive extracts from Ted Kessler’s #myoldman in the Times Mag - Chris Martin, Rod Stewart, Jemima Dury, Adam Cohen, Paul Weller, Shaun Ryder and Florence Welsh talk about their dads and memories of childhood.
“As children, my brothers and I dreaded nothing quite as much as a solo drive with my father. His ability to say precisely not one thing to us during an entire journey of several hours was breathtaking”
“Our clinic is full of action, drama, glamour and movie magic: car chases, heroes who survive ridiculous injuries, real-life accidents on set. Go on, collect a ticket at reception. The Movie Doctors will attend to you shortly”
“We love our favourite writers because they are human, and they have made an effort to communicate something important to us. In knowing they are human we understand that they feel just as much as we do”
“I think the Pied Piper is such an interesting figure. When you think about it’s weird what he did, taking them children away and it makes you ask questions. Why did he do it? Is that okay? Why did it happen? What’s the story trying to tell us?”