Dave Sharp Complete Surrender

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Complete Surrender

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Dave Sharp grew up with foster parents with no information about his actual parents. He lived his life happily as a bricklayer and grew up and honest man who loved soccer. In his 60s, he set about the long and arduous process of trying to find out who his real parents were. After much searching he discovered the family who had given him up for adoption and met up with them. He also scheduled to meet with the man he believed to be his half-brother; this man, it turned out, was the noted novelist Ian McEwan, author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach. A shocking revelation concerning a family affair that had long lain hidden was soon unearthed, and Dave learned that Ian was in fact his full brother. This is the amazing and heartwarming story of a son’s wish to find his family, and two men gaining the brother that they had always wished for.

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Dave Sharp is a bricklayer by trade and a life-long supporter of his beloved Reading FC. This is his first book. Ian McEwan is one of the world's best loved living writers, the critically acclaimed author of many books including The Cement Garden, The Child in Tim, Enduring Love, and On Chesil Beach. His novel Atonement has recently been adapted as a major motion picture.

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