Excerpt from Looking for Eden

“When Jane and I divorced. I was reminded of a saying I once heard, that when you become a widow you remember all the good in the person you had taken from you, but when you divorce you are left with little but enmity, the feelings that determined why you fell apart. When Jane and I sat down in that pub that night to scratch out on a beer mat the terms of our separation, I think we both kept the essence of this in our hearts, and we were more successful than most. We kept the smiling family photos and the home movies as a kind of passport to congeniality, and we threw the disappointment and the arguments out with the trash.”

Excerpt From: Dominic Penhale. “Looking for Eden.”

Excerpt from Looking for Eden

“History will fail to recall most of us, there just isn’t enough room for seven billion Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies. But all of us will be remembered by someone and some of us, like Stan, will be remembered and missed by many. Some of us leave a footprint somewhere between the missing and Einstein – in this sense, Stan had giant feet.”

Excerpt From: Dominic Penhale. “Looking for Eden.”

Excerpt from Looking for Eden

“Next, you pop to Bill Wyman’s for a half hour presentation on the open-book ethics of picking up a girl, followed by a practical involving a couple of mannequins stolen from Marks and Spencer on Oxford Street circa 1983 and some clotted cream. Finally, you head to Ronnie Wood’s health spa for a facial and a little light reflexology involving a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.”

Excerpt from Dominic Penhale – Looking for Eden