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In My Life: A Music Memoir by Alan Johnson

In My Life

A Music Memoir

Alan Johnson

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Imprint: Bantam Press
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 20 Sep 2018
ISBN: 9780593079539

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 the Detectives' by Elvis Costello in 1977, Alan Johnson's life has always had a musical soundtrack.

1 Prize for In My Life: A Music Memoir

Parliamentary Book Awards
2018 Shortlist

Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian

Stephen Lotinga, the Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, said: “Great political writing offers us a lens through which we can examine our society and the world around us. This year’s shortlist of authors provides us with many profound insights into the tumultuous events of the last year, touching on important themes of gender, equality and the nature of power. I look forward to celebrating all of these important books at the House of Commons in December.” ​