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Alan Johnson

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On Saturday 20 November at 12.30 p.m., Alan Johnson will discuss his debut novel The Late Train to Gypsy Hill, with journalist Alex Clark, as part of the Cambridge Literary Festival Winter Festival 2021. Book tickets here.

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A woman hiding a deadly secret. And the man who went in search of adventure, but found himself in danger …Gary Nelson has a routine for the commute to his rather dull job in the city. Each day, he watches as a woman on the train…

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'The best memoir by a politician you will ever read' Philip Collins, The TimesSchool on the Kings Road, Chelsea in the Swinging 60s, the rock-and-roll years, the race riots; this boy has seen it all. ________Alan Johnson's childhoodwas not…

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In July 1969, while the Rolling Stones played a free concert in Hyde Park, Alan Johnson and his young family left West London to start a new life. The Britwell Estate in Slough, apparently notorious among the locals, in fact came as a…

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Winner of the Parliamentary Book Award, best memoir by a Parliamentarian, 2016From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s multi-award-winning autobiography charts…

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From being transported by the sound of 'True Love' by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly on the radio, as a small child living in condemned housing in ungentrified West London in the late 1950s, to going out to work as a postman humming 'Watching…

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