Guardian journalist, Tim Dowling, famous for his weekly column for Weekend magazine, will be spending two hours with us on Sunday signing his latest book How to be a Husband.
Tim is a husband of some twenty years. His marriage is resounding proof that even the most impossible partnership can work out for the best. Some of the time. So while this book is called How To be a Husband, it’s not really a how-to guide at all. Nor is it a compendium of petty remarks and brinkmanship – although it contains plenty of both. You may pick up a few DIY hints. You might learn that while marriage is founded on love, it endures through bloody hard work. Most likely it will make you whimper with the laughter of painful recognition.
‘How To be a Husband’ is a cautionary tale about throwing caution to the wind. It’s the strange romance of two people consenting to share a roll-on. It’s a new manifesto for marriage and an answer to why, even when we suck at it, we stick at it.
Tim and his band Police Dog Hogan will also be appearing at The Lock and Barrell as part of Frinton Summer Theatre’s 2014 Music programme….sadly and rather predictably the event is already sold out!!