Category: Fatherhood

Simon Kettlewell author of Eternity leave
Family Life & parenting

Q&A with Simon Kettlewell, author of Eternity Leave

Simon Kettlewell is a man who pulled-off a rare feat: He persuaded a publisher to print a book about fatherhood. Okay, that’s slightly dismissive. Many a publisher has printed books for dads but more often than not, they only deal with the early years and they’re always non-fiction. Simon’s book, called Eternity Leave, is mould

Read More »

Lockdown Fathers and Time with Dad: Learning From the Pandemic

Lockdown Fathers & Time with Dad: Learning from the pandemic What can we learn from pandemic? What positives can we take away from it? I’ll tell you: According to new research from the fatherhood Institute, dads what increased opportunities to work flexibly and from home. The research shows men have learned from the experiences of

Read More »
Book reviews

Single Dad by photographer Harry Borden

Something is going on in the publishing world. There’s been a sudden slew of books focused on fatherhood. Author Simon Kettlewell created something of a storm with Eternity Leave, his novel about stay at home dad life and the Music, Football Fatherhood crew will shortly publish its opus, simply titled Dad (that said, the MFF

Read More »
Book reviews

Eternity Leave: A Mould-breaking piece of dad fiction

I was a bit nervous about reading Eternity Leave. It’s a work of fiction based on the experiences of stay-at-home-dad and author Simon Kettlewell, a man who has spent 19 years as the main carer for his four children. When portrayed in any media, fathers are often distant, bumbling, incompetent fools. Was Kettlewell going to

Read More »
Scroll to Top