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Author: Alan Johnson
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of two incredible women: Alan Johnson's mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to ensure a better future for her children; and his sister, Linda, who had to assume an enormous amount of responsibility to protect her family.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alan Johnson; Lillian Johnson; Linda Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Johnson
ISBN: 9780593069646 0593069641 9781448110483 1448110483
OCLC Number: 826658935
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Ondaatje Prize 2014
Winner of Orwell Prize 2014
Description: 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Alan Johnson.

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Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. This book tells the story of Alan's mother, Lily, who battled against  Read more...

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"the best memoir by a politician you will ever read" -- Philip Collins The Times "a poignant memoir...Johnson writes wonderfully" -- Mary Kenny Telegraph "deeply moving and unforgettable" -- Lynn Read more...

 
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