David Gilmour's son Charlie on fatherhood and raising an orphaned magpie

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 1 June 2021

Charlie Gilmour spent his childhood trying to understand how his biological father could abandon the family when he was just a baby.  His mother remarried Pink Floyd  singer and guitarist  David Gilmour, who adopted her young son,   but the absent father loomed large.  

Charlie found wisdom and a deeper understanding of family bonds in an unlikely relationship, caring for an orphaned magpie.  He writes about childhood and parenthood and the redemptive power of love  in his memoir, Featherhood: A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie.

Charlie Gilmour

Charlie Gilmour Photo: supplied

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