Father and Son PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Father and Son free pdf Father and Son tells the story of two men, both named Robert James Kerridge. The elder, Sir Robert Kerridge, rose from humble beginnings to become one of this country's richest men. In the 30s and 40s, his Kerridge Odeon chain of movie theatres grew from a single theatre in Gisborne to dominate the local entertainment industry. As a flamboyant movie mogul, he was famous for having three wives, numerous mistresses and illegitimate children, and possessed of both great personal charm and foresight, as well as a reputation for hard-nosed business acumen. His son Robert (Bob) was the classic poor little rich boy. Driven to school in a Rolls Royce, with a model railway that occupied the entire top floor of the family's Glen Dowie Mansion, he travelled to Hollywood with his father, where he met Lassie and fell in Cecil B DeMille's swimming pool, he was also lonely and deprived of a mother's love and affection. His mother left him behind and moved to Italy when her marriage to Sir Robert ended. His father then married one of his mistresses, and the mother of two of his illegitimate children, who would eventually challenge Sir Robert's estate in a bitter and protracted legal battle. Bob initially worked in his father's company, but eventually moved out to start his own advertising agency, and after the controversial collapse of the Pacer Kerridge company in the 1980s, he abandoned the corporate life and turned his back on the world his father had created. As a lonely child his favourite companion had been a small dog, and his resulting lifelong love of animals led him to a new focus - as CEO of the SPCA, where his flair for fundraising and dynamic vision for the society has caused a number of controversies and upheavals. Now acknowledged as a passionate and eloquent advocate for animal rights, Bob is the face of the SPCA and his story of a life in the shadow of a loving but dominating father makes fascinating reading.

About Dianne Haworth

Dianne Haworth is an award-winning journalist and editor, and is the Youth Editor of Rugby News, and co-author of Freda Stark: her extraordinary story, Rugby Nomads and All Black Magic. Dianne grew up in Waikato and Wellington and spent several years travelling the world before returning to New Zealand and taking up a career in print journalism. A dedicated animal lover, Dianne lives and works in Auckland, where she supports the SPCA and edits the society's magazine, Animal Voice

Details Book

Author : Dianne Haworth
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Data Published : 01 October 2004
ISBN : 1869505107
EAN : 9781869505103
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Father and Son



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Rich Dad's Guide to Investing free pdfThe Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

    Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - two fathers. One father (Robert's real father) was a highly educated man but fiscally poor..


  • Rich Dad Poor Dad  :  What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money--That the  ... free pdfRich Dad Poor Dad : What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money--That the ...

    Rich Dad Poor Dad. the #1 Personal Finance book of all time. tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dadshis real father and the father of his best friend. his rich dadand the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing..


  • The Devil Is a Liar free pdfThe Devil Is a Liar

    Satan is the "father of lies" in that he is the original liar. He is the "father" of lies. and. he is such. just as in the same way that Martin Luther is the "father" of the Reformation. and Robert Goddard is the "father" of modern rocketry..


  • Seizure free pdfSeizure

    Janet grew up with her father- her mother. she was always told. died when she was three. Her father's stories were of her mother's beauty. their early love - tales stopping short of tragedy..


  • Inner Peace ... It Isn't Out There free pdfInner Peace ... It Isn't Out There

    The Fifth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother. But what if thy father and thy mother didn't garner thy honor. WALK AWAY. That's what this author did to end her ongoing war with her relentlessly critical mother and emotionally vacant father..


  • Father and Son free pdfFather and Son

    . Father and Son tells the story of two men, both named Robert James Kerridge. The elder, Sir Robert Kerridge, rose from humble beginnings to become one of this country's richest men. In the 30s and 4