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Please, Mister Postman

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Description for Please, Mister Postman Paperback. Paints a picture of England in the 1970s, where no celebration was complete without a Party Seven of Watney's Red Barrel, smoking was the norm rather than the exception, and Sunday lunchtime was about beer, bingo and cribbage. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJP; BGHA; HBJD1; HBLW3; JPQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 127 x 32. Weight in Grams: 250.
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 blessed relief after the tensions of Notting Hill, and the local community welcomed them with open arms. Alan had become a postman the previous year, and in order to support his growing family took on every bit of overtime he could, often working twelve-hour shifts six days a week. It was hard work, but not without its ... Read more

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About Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson was born in May 1950. He is a British Labour Party politician who served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until 20 January 2011 he was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Johnson ... Read more

Reviews for Please, Mister Postman
The best political testament I have ever read
Peter Wilby
New Statesman
This boy can write…there’s nothing second-rate about his writing. He is a natural
The Spectator
A wonderful elegy for a life that has only just passed into history... Beautifully written, affecting and sad
John Rentoul
Independent on Sunday
A ... Read more

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