Letters to a Friend is a compilation of brief tales or ‘snapshots’ of the author’s life, loves, thoughts and dreams, captured in a series of letters to a friend.
It is a tribute to firm friendships, a philosophical review of life after divorce and cancer diagnosis, and a light-hearted examination of human relations and past events. Most importantly, it is an ode to Love in every form and expression.
“Hilarious. You are au naturalle. So you. So much of David in it. You digress, come to porn, and your timeline moves to the present fast. Beautiful. I love it. Love it love it. Roxanne and her perfect breasts to you nearly losing your virginity. Love your writing. Love the humour. Vidal Sassoon et al, and your nose is fine too”
“I loved it. It is fresh, sincere and I can almost feel it. You describe it in such a way that it is fun, and it gets you into the story. It reminded me of my 20s!”
“Congratulations – what a lovely piece of writing! What a massive achievement! Really enjoyed it and had quite a few laughs. So honest of you. Although at the end all I could see was a picture of you playing golf in your garden with your staff running around collecting the balls – what a life! BTW, can’t wait to read the whole thing”
David Arumainayagam is a British National of Indian origin, with an early childhood in the far-east, before being sent to England by his parents for secondary schooling and University.
He graduated with an Honours degree in Engineering and practiced for many years as a Chartered Engineer before embarking on an MBA and moved into general management, taking responsibility for running a major corporate in Zimbabwe. He subsequently formed his own company to undertake property development and management, a business which he still runs.
He has two daughters. They recently completed their university education and are now working in London.