by Alan Johnson
Editor: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Alan Johnson, from childhood was not so difficult as unusual, especially for a man who was destined to become Minister of the Interior.Not with regard to poverty, which was shared with the number of people living in the post-war slums in Great Britain, but in his transition from two parents of the single mother family, and then no relatives at all.This is essentially the story of two extraordinary women: Alan, Lily’s mother Alan, who fought against ill health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness in an attempt to secure a better life for her children; and her sister Linda, who had to take on a huge amount of responsibility at a very young age and fought to keep the family together and get care for herself when she was a child.Played against the background of a community fleeing from the community living in condemned housing, the story moves from the post-war austerity in pre-bourgeoisie Notting Hill, through racial riots, school on the Kings of the Road, Chelsea in the 60s Swinging, rock-and-roll of the years, production of a recordingThis boy is a man’s story, but it is also a story of England and West London, the slums that are so hard to imagine in the capital today.No matter how long the details last, Alan Johnson writes with a generous spirit of acceptance, humor and openness, making his book, but nothing terrible catalogue of misery.
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