A WRITER whose novel draws on her own experiences of abandonment as a baby is to visit Waterstones in Harrogate as part of a tour of Yorkshire towns.
Alison Taft, who writes as AJ Taft, is promoting her book, Our Father Who Art Out There... Somewhere, which was inspired by her own search for her father, who left home the day she was born.
Alison eventually used a family-tracing service to track down her father, only to receive word that he had no wish to be contacted.
She says her blackly humorous novel raises a serious issue: “If I buy a T-shirt and it has a hole in it, I have the right to seek amends. If I have a father who fails utterly, I have no rights at all. It’s time for a change in the law.”
Alison will be at the Harrogate branch of Waterstones on Saturday, from 11am to sign copies of her book.