The Republic of Ted by Eddie Gibbons
The compilation of this book, Eddie Gibbons' second collection of poetry, was sadly interrupted by his father's death.
Like many bereaved people before him, his reaction was to 'write it out'. The result is an eloquent extended elegy to his father which forms the core of this collection.
Eddie Gibbons has created a powerful set of stories around his father's memory, his life and his legacy. 'The Republic of Ted' is a moving tribute to a father and a friend, full of humour and linguistic virtuosity.
'Amusing and poignant.'