Hi thanks for your question, I will assist you with this.
Can you please advise what the book is about - fact or fiction?
Where has the book been published?
Are there any disclaimers in the book? If so, what do they say?
What is actually said about your father and is any of this true?
Has anything that has been said, directly affect or refer to you or any other members of your fathers immediate family?
I do not yet have a copy of the book but I have been informed of the following nby relatives;
The book is fact and is called "My Story: for the Record"
Doesn't say where but it's on sale generally
No disclaimers as such apart from saying there are three sides to every story..my side..your side and the truth and is truth is reality
Describes my father as an alcoholic but its how its said...basically calling him a liar and Father Marron, the author, is twisting the truth
No names mentioned re other family.
I am looking to get a copy to see why other members of my family, particularly my father's sister, are so annoyed and distraught about the content. My aunt, who is not a well woman, has been stopped by others and had this brought to her attention, her brother being described as a down and out drunk, even though he was a principal teacher, and this has caused her a lot of upset. I myself have not been approached by anyone outside the family about it yet, but I now live and work away form the hometown. My main issue is with the lies that Father Marron says about my father, and the fact that my family name is ***** ***** through the mud with very little basis in fact. If I, as the sole direct progeny of my father, had been apprioached about using my father's name I would have refused as I find what has been read to me is defamatory to my fathers good name. When I get an actual copy I will be in a better position to answer your questions, hopefully within the next day or so if I can find a bookstore in Belfast that carries puerile books, but at the minute I am just wondering if there is an issue I can pursue here, I am more interested in a public apology and retraction at the minute.