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Describe a person you admire. Though I have lived a colourful and varied life, the event which had the greatest effect on my well-being was the day I came of age, for it was on this day that it had been arranged that I should be told that my father was

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English Paper 2, Part B Describe a person you admire. Though I have lived a colourful and varied life, the event which had the greatest effect on my well-being was the day I came of age, for it was on this day that it had been arranged that I should be told that my father was a loaf of bread. It was a shock at the time and I still believe that my mother could have waited until my birthday guests had left before she told me, but looking back on it today I can see that I should really not have been so surprised after all. ...read more.

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Surely nothing else could account for his love of butter, but in my youthful ignorance I never made the obvious connection. Finally knowing his secret has affected me profoundly. Where as before I could badger him incessantly insisting that he come into the swimming pool instead of staying dry by the side, I now know how better to accommodate for him. It is a tribute to his strength of character that he never wavered in his good humour during these times. Situations such as these were not only limited to affecting him exclusively, however. It is with no small amount of shame that I admit to being so insensitive as to repeatedly use the phrase 'born and bred' in conversation with my mother, even though she would burst into tears every time. ...read more.

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I did not speak to him for almost a year, but it was in his persistent letters and phone calls trying to contact me that I realised I had been despicably bigoted and superficial not to see through the wholemeal exterior to his gentle and caring heart. Now that there are no secrets between us, my relationship with my father is better than ever. Despite our troubled past, he still drives me to school every day and we play tennis at the weekend, even though I always beat him. We talk long into the early morning about life and love, and many other wonderful things. The experience, though it has been sometimes hard to bear, has taught me the value of honesty and acceptance and I truly believe that I am a better person as a result. Thanks, dad. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ...read more.

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This is an excellent and extremely funny piece of writing. It is original and quirky and the writer has created an ironic voice which is consistently maintained.
This reads like the opening chapter of a fashionably funny novel and is superbly controlled.
There are a few lapses in expression but generally a well written piece of description which shows real creativity.

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