Framed within the tribulations of a turbulent year in a racing yard, ‘How's Your Dad?’ examines the relationship between a father and son.
The father, Mick Channon Snr, an arthritic workaholic and ‘a grumpy old bastard’, played football at the highest level for over twenty years, scoring crucial goals for the likes of Southampton, Norwich City and most famously, England. Almost uniquely, he followed up this sporting career with another, ultimately scaling the heights of the racing game.
With such an illustrious father, Mick Channon Jnr had plenty to live up to, and though he enjoyed the many benefits of such a connection he felt that pressure, as well as the relative anonymity of always being "Mick's son".
Vividly and often humorously told, this story is balanced with deeply atmospheric, sometimes darkly dramatic, flashbacks to a youth often misspent.
Rigidly old fashioned and phenomenally short tempered, Mick Snr fosters a love-hate relationship, but in caring for his father in the aftermath of a horrendous car crash, Mick Jnr poignantly uncovers the hidden feelings every son has for their Dad.